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Jewish Book Week


Podcasts from the annual festival of arts and ideas held in London, UK.

Jun 10, 2019

Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century – a man who set ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and plurality was passionate and persuasive and inspired a generation. His ideas – especially his reasoned rejection of excessive certainty and political despotism – have become even more prescient and vital today. But who was the man behind such influential views? Henry Hardy, Berlin’s decades-long editor and collaborator, offers an intimate and revealing picture of the self-deprecating philosopher.

This event took place on Sunday 3 March as part of Jewish Book Weke 2019