Messages to Our Century: Three Essays of Isaiah Berlin, translated by Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal et al.

The First book to Introduce Isaiah Berlin’s own essays for Thai people.

Translated by Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal Chayanggoon Thamma-Un and Thorntep Manichareon

Forward by Sulak Sivaraksa, Prof. Pitch Pongsawat and Prof. Soraj Hongladarom

On Isaiah Berlin

‘Though like Our Lord and Socrates he does not publish much, he thinks and says a great deal and has had an enormous influence on our times.’

Maurice Bowra, letter to Noel Annan, 1971
‘Isaiah Berlin was one of the most remarkable men of his time, and one of the leading liberal thinkers of the century. Philosopher, political theorist, historian of ideas; Russian, Englishman, Jew; essayist, critic, teacher; he was a man of formidable intellectual power with a rare gift for understanding a wide range of human motives, hopes and fears, and a prodigiously energetic capacity for enjoyment of life, of people in all their variety, of their ideas and idiosyncrasies, of literature, of music, of art.’
From the obituary of Berlin in the London Independent

 

Description

This collection of Isaiah Berlin’s Thai translated essays including

a) A Message to the 21st Century

(English Version; https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/10/23/message-21st-century/)

b) The Pursuit of the Ideal

(English Version;  assets.press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9983.pdf)

c) Notes on Prejudice

(English Version; https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2001/10/18/notes-on-prejudice)

and also d) Henry Hardy on Isaiah Berlin Books

(English Version; https://fivebooks.com/best-books/isaiah-berlin-henry-hardy/)