"'The Proper Study of Mankind' is a monument to Berlin's life-long campaign against the crudity and cruelty of all-embracing theories; it is also a book full of a strange, wild music. I hope it catches on. As a big book, it may appeal to our vanity. It must be read slowly, over years; listened to late at night in all seasons. It is, above all, a book of essays: big essays, symphonic essays, loud serio-comic essays--essays that should do much, artistically speaking, to revive this rather jaded popular genre....[L]ike all great writers, Berlin reveals a muchness and a moreness that transcends his writings. We hear it, grasp it, only fleetingly as it passes."Berlin, Isaiah is the author of 'Proper Study of Mankind An Anthology of Essays', published 2000 under ISBN 9780374527174 and ISBN 0374527172.