Can We Learn from the Counter-Enlightenment? Isaiah Berlin Did.

This is the second video in a series on the political thought of Sir Isaiah Berlin, whose work attempted to bridge the divide between varieties of universalism, which tend to lead to totalitarianism, and the particularism that emerged from the backlash against universalism from sources in Romanticism, Counter-Enlightenment and reactionary thought. In this video, I introduce key ideas from the “Against the Current” movements and discuss Berlin’s strategy for coming to term with and positively engaging those ideas.

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