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From The Other Shore AND The Russian People and Socialism - Alexander Herzen

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1956, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.

First in this edition. From the cover: “Alexander Herzen is the greatest social thinker that Russia has ever produced and one of the most brilliant of all political journalists, From the Other Shore (here translated into English for the first time) is a collection of essays and dialogues written during the years 1847 to 1851, years of high promise and terrible disillusion. Herzen was an eye-witness of the 1848. Revolution in Paris, and this book is at once an analysis of the failure of the Revolution — equalled in brilliance only by those of Tocqueville and Marx — and Herzen’s own political testament. In it he rejects all appeals to history for infallible political guidance, all attempts to find universal social solutions, all efforts to suppress individual liberty for the sake of an abstract cause or idea. The pyrotechnic style, thought and wit make this one of the most remarkable and fascinating political books ever written.
Size: 7½" x 5"
Series: Library of Ideas
Number of Pages: [XXXI] 208
Introduction: Isaiah Berlin
Translator: Moura Budberg & Richard Wollheim

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