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Russia and 1848

* After the failed revolutions in Europe in 1848, Tsar Nicholas I Romanov moved away from reform toward a clampdown on dissenters, radicals, and censorship of literature.

* The Tsar's repressive techniques resulted in the arrest of the Petrachevsky Circle, and Fyodor Dostoevsky was exiled to Siberia as a result.

* The radicalism of Russians only hardened under repression, and in isolation from the west, opposition became inbred and Slavophilic.

The Hedgehog and the Fox

* Berlin uses the adage about the fox and the hedgehog to describe Tolstoy as a materialist who saw the value of being an idealist.

* The grand designs the idealist sees were at work in Tolstoy's works, but the authorial eye could only see them, never the characters.

* Tolstoy steered a middle way in which he focused on the moral possibilities of individual life.

Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty

* Berlin describes Herzen and Bakunin as...

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