James Burnham: Omnibus Edition
By James Burnham
‘Burnham has real intellectual courage, and writes about real issues’ – George Orwell
Here, for the first time, is a collection of Burnham’s writing that combines two of his seminal works, The Machiavellians and The Managerial Revolution. Both are a breathtaking work of political theory and practise that maintain a relevance in the present day.
The Machiavellians makes available an account of the modern Machiavellians, a remarkable group who have been influential in Europe and practically unknown in the United States: Gaetano Mosca, Georges Sorel, Robert Michels and Vilfredo Pareto. In addition, there is a long section on Machiavelli himself.
James Burnham contends that the writings of these men hold the key both to the truth about politics and to the preservation of political liberty.
The Managerial Revolution is the book that theorised how the world was moving into the hands of the ‘managers’. Burnham explains how Capitalism had virtually lost its control, and would be displaced not by labour, nor by socialism, but by the rule of administrators in business and in government.
James Burnham: Omnibus Edition will appeal to any reader who has an interest in political theory or the world we live in today more generally.