James Burnham

James Burnham (November 22, 1905 – July 28, 1987) was an American philosopher and political theorist. A radical activist in the 1930s and an important factional leader of the American Trotskyist movement, in later years Burnham left Marxism and turned to the political Right, serving as a public intellectual of the American conservative movement, and producing the work for which he is best known, The Managerial Revolution, published in 1941. Burnham is also remembered as a regular contributor to America's leading conservative publication, National Review, on a variety of topics.

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Second Thoughts On James Burnham
... "Second Thoughts on James Burnham" ("James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution", when published as a pamphlet) is an essay, first published in May 1946 in Polemic, by the English author George Orwell ... The essay discusses works written by James Burnham, an American political theorist ... power' but criticizes the tendency of Burnham's 'power-worship' and comments upon the failures in analysis that arise from it ...
Second Thoughts On James Burnham - Background
... Burnham (1905–1987) was an American popular political theorist, who published The Managerial Revolution, in 1941 ... Orwell's article appeared as "Second Thoughts on James Burnham" in Polemic No 3 in May 1946 and in various essay collections, as "James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution" in a pamphlet printed by ... Orwell discussed Burnham's work again in a further essay "Burnham's View of the Contemporary World Struggle" published in 1947 ...
James Burnham - Ideas - Later Writings
... politics, which best expressed Burnham's new interest in traditional moral values, classical liberal economics and anti-communism ... The works of James Burnham greatly influenced paleoconservative author Samuel T ... Francis, who wrote two books about Burnham, and based his political theories upon the "managerial revolution" and the resulting managerial state ...
Max Shachtman - Trotskyist Leader - Break With Trotsky
... shocked Trotsky by publishing an article in the New International in which James Burnham declared his opposition to dialectical materialism, the philosophy of Marxism ... Trotsky reassured Shachtman, "I did not deny in the least the usefulness of the article you and Burnham wrote," the issue would soon be revived as Shachtman and Trotsky ... Inside the SWP, Shachtman and James Burnham argued in response that the SWP should drop its traditional position of unconditional defense of the USSR in war ...

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