Corrections to Against the Current

Corrections to 2nd edition

The second edition (2013) was completely revised throughout, and translations should be made from this edition, with the additional corrections listed below. The bibliography of Berlin’s writings included in the first edition was not included in the second, since it is now available online in regularly updated form: if the bibliography is to be included in translations of the second edition, the online version should be used.

Page Line For Read
half-title page 2–1 up the first three […] remaining volume. all those listed above, and a four-volume edition of his letters.
i [list of other titles] [add at end:] Affirming: Letters 1975–1997
42 note 5 [add at beginning:] Letter to Engels, 25 September 1857, CW xl 187. Introduction to Dialectics of Nature, CW xxv 319.
66 10 up is are
68 9 Duke of Valentino Duke Valentino
74 6 up This according to Machiavelli This, according to Machiavelli,
76 6 rule rule,
79 8 up deeds, deeds
82 3 and that and
83 9 rightly, rightly
86 17 this tradition this entire tradition
87 4 up others others,
96 11 assumptions assumption
13 up unrealisable unrealisable,
8 up believe in entail
7 up commonplace, commonplace
99 17 incompatible alternatives alternatives incompatible in practice or, worse still, for logical reasons,
269 14 grandson of a rabbi, great-grandson, grandson and nephew of rabbis,
278 14 up just, just – the realisation of a basic human need –
279 3 sentimentalism for sentimentalism, with its debt to Saint-Simon and Fourier, for
284 note 1, line 1 die die letzte
306 12 up individual social national individual, social, national
328 17–18 great-grandfather were both rabbis in maternal great-grandfather were both rabbis in or near
329 3 up rabbis in Trier rabbis
375 8 up still still,
464 17 acts act
18 raison raisons
477 col. 1, lines 10–11 love affairs love-affairs

Corrections to 1st edition

The superseded list below may be of use to owners of the first edition (1979 ff.). It includes (but is not exhausted by) corrections made in later impressions of that edition, except for the updating of the bibliography (see above). The following essays from AC subsequently appeared in PSM in revised form (note also some relevant corrections to PSM listed on this site):

The Counter-Enlightenment
The Originality of Machiavelli
The Divorce between the Sciences and the Humanities
Herzen and his Memoirs
Nationalism: Past Neglect and Present Power (see also note on pp. 333–55 below)

Page Line For Read
i–v alter as required, including a reference in the list of contents to any addition on xii
ix–xi original 1979 preface replaced by new 2001 preface
xii add relevant ‘Note’
new ix n. 1, last delete ‘forthcoming’
2 13 sophist sophists
13 6 up economists, sophisters sophisters, economists
20 10 up origianl original
25 n. 1, 5 Laurence Lawrence
29 n. 1 cit., p. 25 cit. (p. 25
34 repair rule above notes
41 6 up namelv namely
49 8 Taci tusor Tacitus or
54 19 Duke Duke of
56 19 virtu virtù
60 n. 2, 1 Patrizzi’s Patrizi’s
66 11 permanent a permanent
14 appeals, appeals
n. 1 220–24 220–4
72 n. 1, last Mandragola Mandragola, trans. Anne and Henry Paolucci
76 11 remove indent
77 9–10 Peri-lean Peri-clean
85 10 Patrizzi Patrizi
18–19 in the century, still,
89 8 Chatelet Châtelet
10 Egil Égil
11 Ortugul Ortogul
90 11 Ixartes Iaxartes
102 4 impossible imaginative
103 7 grossi orribili
107 4–3 up and into which [...] to such a language a language into which [...] to it
121 8 up Patrizzi Patrizi
123 17 grossi orribili
144 2 up good, beautiful beautiful, good
last move to 145
move folio up one line (spread runs short)
145 n. 1 Quoted ... dissimilar to a Mes pensées 410 (2062): vol. 2, p. 158. There is a similar
move folio up one line (spread runs short)
148 2 up ... out of Out of
last can ever be made’ was ever made’,
167 n. 1, 3 ; letters from 1751–86 , which
5–7 (Wiesbaden ... Schriften). (Wiesbaden and Frankfurt, 1955–79) (hereafter Briefwechsel).
167 12 speaking) speaking;
169 n. 1 Schriften ... 668. Letter to Jacobi, 22–4 May 1788, Briefwechsel, vol. 7, p. 487.
171 12 a letter letters
13 Hume [Hume]
15 [Glaube] ... I [Glaube]’ and ‘I
n. 1 Schriften ... 506. Letters of 22 and 27 April, Briefwechsel, vol. 7, pp. 155, 167.
173 n. 3 Briefwechsel, Letter of 27 July 1759, Briefwechsel,
174 n. 1 27–30 ... 517. 27 April to 3 May 1787, Briefwechsel, vol. 7, p. 176.
177 6 add note cue 1 after: ridiculous.’
21 change note cue 1 to 2
9 up change note cue 2 to 3
insert new note 1: Letter to Jacobi, 16 January 1785, ibid., vol. 5, p. 326. 
n. 1 becomes n. 2
n. 2 becomes n. 3, now sharing a line with n. 2
180 n. 2 move to share line with n. 1
n. 3 Schriften ... 506 Letter of 27 April 1787, Briefwechsel, vol. 7, p. 167.
n. 4 ibid., p. 232. Letter of 25 February 1786, ibid., vol. 6, p. 281.
183 6 das Dasein Dasein
7 add note cue after: enthüllen;
9 delete note cue
insert new note 1: Letter to Hamann, 16 June 1783, Brief wechsel, vol. 5, p. 56.
nn. 1–4 become nn. 2–5, and nn. 4 and 5 share a line
187 3 up ideas, ideas
207 11–15 echoes ... theme. anticipates Émile Faguet’s bitter epigram about Rousseau’s dictum that men who are born free are nevertheless everywhere in chains, ‘it would be equally reasonable to say that sheep are born carnivorous, and everywhere nibble grass’. Herzen uses a similar reductio ad absurdum.
212 n. 1 russkoy russkoi
214 18 founded the Christian Social co-founded the Conservative
222 2 all; heretical all. Heretical
3 way to achieve instrument for achieving
6 by the conscious will human will – the conscious resolve
7 one had had
13–12 up the violent expropriation of the property-owning classes,  violent expropriation,
223 1 transformed transmuted
7–8 Socialist-Revolutionaries socialist revolutionaries
238 11 a Samuel Samuel
245 n. 2 replace over-inked character
249 n. 1, 2 up 1931), 1931)
269 whole page reset
271 n. 1 494, 495 495, 494
302 n. 1 Osservazione Osservazioni
305 15 up or of or from
306 replace damaged folio
309 n. 1 metaphysique métaphysique
327 n. 1, last Abela Arbela
333–55 extensive further corrections were made to this essay when it appeared in Partisan Review: these corrections were incorporated in the version of the essay in PSM, and in the 2nd edition of AC
343 11 life, life
347 7 up gibberish and cant cant and gibberish
353 5 up From Out of
4 up can ever be was ever
355 7 state. state. And this holds no less of the vast majority of states that have come into being since the end of the Second World War.
5 up sentiment. sentiment. I must repeat that 
356 ff. replace with new bibliography, starting on 357
374 ff. start index on first recto after bibliography, refoliating throughout and exhanging left and right running headlines; the page numbers given here are those of the first edition, in which the index started on p. 374 
378 Chatelet Châtelet
384 La Mothe le Vayer, François de, 85 La Mothe le Vayer, François de, 86
387 Mussorgsky, Modeste, Mussorgsky, Modest,
388 Patrizzi Patrizi