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Show More The Discovery of Chance: The Life and Thought of Alexander Herzen by Aileen Kelly.
Harvard, 582 pp., £31.95, May 2016, 978 0 674 73711 2Show More
“... work has not had consistent backing inside or outside academia, on the left or on the right, and Aileen Kelly’s new biography is unlikely to provoke a revival, or the sort of steady engagement that has continuously enlarged the reputations of Marx and Nietzsche. Unlike Marx, his acrimonious rival, Herzen did not provide a systematic diagnosis of the ...”