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  • One of the great thinkers of the age. Anyone seeking to understand the 20th century should acquire this volume, and its three predecessors. They will be both stimulated and enlightened

    Vernon Bogdanor, five stars, Daily Telegraph
  • This fourth and final volume of Berlin's letters, admirably edited by Henry Hardy and Mark Pottle, brings vividly back to life one of the most wise, witty and generous of men

    Philip Ziegler, Spectator
  • The great magus of 20th-century liberalism

    Matthew d'Ancona, Guardian
  • Berlin, at his best, reminding us that he was one of the great liberal thinkers of the postwar period

    David Herman, New Statesman
  • Modest, polite and beautifully written, these letters can be viewed as open-ended conversations with kindred spirits. They are also an important attempt to document the history of the late 20th century.


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