The drawing-room philosopher. Isaiah Berlin was distrusted as an establishment snob and an intellectual dilettante. But his letters reveal him to be modest, witty and wickedly entertaining. By Edmund Fawcett
12 April 2004
People who neither knew him well nor read him closely often found it clever to belittle Isaiah Berlin. To the scoffers...
Webs of deceit. What is the point of the CIA when American intelligence can be so catastrophically exposed as it was on 11 September 2001? Edmund Fawcett enters a looking-glass world
19 May 2003
It sounds odd to talk of sympathy for the CIA. But that is what Thomas Powers obviously feels towards the main spying...