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April 30, 2014

Almanac: Isaiah Berlin on received opinion

"Isaiah told a long story about the death of the Spanish poet Lope de Vega. Assured that he was now finally at death's door, de Vega was able to confess one final (for a poet) sacreligious thought: 'Alors, Dante m'embête'--'Well, then, Dante bores me.'"

Michael Ignatieff, Isaiah Berlin: A Life

Posted April 30, 2014 9:00 AM

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