Isaac and Isaiah: The Covert Punishment of a Cold War by David Caute

By David Caute

Rancorous and hugely public disagreements among Isaiah Berlin and Isaac Deutscher escalated to the purpose of merciless betrayal within the mid-1960s, but strangely the main points of the episode have escaped historians’ scrutiny. during this gripping account of the ideological conflict among of the main influential students of chilly conflict politics, David Caute uncovers a hidden tale of passionate ideals, unresolved antagonism, and the excessive price of reprisal to either sufferer and perpetrator.

Though Deutscher (1907–1967) and Berlin (1909–1997) had a lot in common—each arrived in England in flight from totalitarian violence, speedy mastered English, and located access into the Anglo-American highbrow global of the 1950s—Berlin grew to become one of many presiding voices of Anglo-American liberalism, whereas Deutscher remained trustworthy to his Leninist history, resolutely protecting Soviet behavior regardless of his rejection of Stalin’s tyranny. Caute combines vibrant biographical aspect with an acute research of the problems that divided those icons of chilly struggle politics, and brings to gentle for the 1st time the complete severity of Berlin’s motion opposed to Deutscher.

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