Mark Lilla

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. His new book, The Shipwrecked Mind: Intellectuals in History, will be published in 2016.

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    The Reckless Mind

    How can intellectuals, who should be alert to the evils of tyranny, betray the ideals of freedom and independent inquiry? How can they take positions that, implicitly or not, endorse oppression and human suffering on a vast scale?

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    The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin

    The papers given at the New York Institute for the Humanities conference collected in this volume concentrate on three aspects of Berlin’s concept of pluralism.