The Soviet Mind: Russian Culture Under Communism

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Originally published in 2004, the highly acclaimed The Soviet Mind has assumed its rightful place among Isaiah Berlin's works. Collected for the first time, Berlin's writings about the USSR include his accounts of his famous meetings with Russian writers shortly after the Second World War; the celebrated 1945 Foreign Office memorandum on the state of the arts under Stalin; his account of Stalin's manipulative artificial dialectic;A" portraits of Osip MandelA shtam and Boris Pasternak; his survey of Soviet Russian culture written after a visit in 1956; a postscript stimulated by the events of 1989; and more.

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Essential reading for Berlinophiles... [The essays] are as readable as when they were first composed. ---Washington Times

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Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) taught for most of his life at Oxford University, where he was successively professor of social and political theory and founding president of Wolfson College. Thereafter he served as president of the British Academy. Henry Hardy is a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University. He is one of Isaiah Berlin's literary trustees and has edited a number of other collections of Berlin's essays. Strobe Talbott is president of the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books on Russia and the Soviet Union.

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