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A Humanist's Conversation with the 20th Century (Isaiah Berlin, 1909-1997)

On 6 June 2009, Wolfson College, Oxford held a day of celebrations to mark the centenary of the birth of Isaiah Berlin, the eminent philosopher who had played such an important part in its foundation. As part of the occasion, Dr James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, delivered the British Academy’s Isaiah Berlin lecture, and provided his listeners with some personal reflections on the great man himself.

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 14 (November 2009).