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Four Essays on Liberty by Isaiah Berlin
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bookshelves: philosophy, politics

There are some interesting things in here, but his style is very high-flown in a way which gets obnoxious, and he has a tendency to discuss broad ranges of ideas at once, often leading to vague conclusions, blatant misinterpretations of other authors in the service of a narrative, or poetic wanking with no apparent end in sight...

I didn't find this very informative. Why not just read the authors he's talking about rather than his endlessly repetitious monologue about them?

3 stars - i didn't hate it, and "two concepts of liberty" is good (albeit over-simple), but i was disappointed.
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August 10, 2018 – Shelved
January 9, 2019 – Shelved as: philosophy
February 22, 2019 – Shelved as: politics

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