The Right Coast

February 08, 2005
(Not) Recommending H.L.A. Hart
By Mike Rappaport

Brian Leiter posts this extraordinary excerpt of Isiah Berlin's recommendation of H.L.A. Hart at the end of World War II. Berlin cannot muster much enthusiasm for the "individual who became the preeminent English-speaking legal philosopher of the 20th-century." Berlin certainly blew this one.