JAMES BURNHAM THE MACHIAVELLIANS PDF

Start your review of The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom Write a review Shelves: philosophy , favorites , politics One of the greatest books on political theory one can have the pleasure of reading, elucidating the Machiavellian realist or amoral analysis of politics. He is good enough to make a number of specific predictions Congress remains a province of lawyers, and no one gets wealthy in the military until they take the revolving door , and further that his loosely defined Bonapartism is inevitable although I do not recognize Clinton, Bush, or Obama as being very Bonaparte-like figures. On pg, he presents a doozy of "scientific statements about social matters"

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Start your review of The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom Write a review Shelves: philosophy , favorites , politics One of the greatest books on political theory one can have the pleasure of reading, elucidating the Machiavellian realist or amoral analysis of politics. He is good enough to make a number of specific predictions Congress remains a province of lawyers, and no one gets wealthy in the military until they take the revolving door , and further that his loosely defined Bonapartism is inevitable although I do not recognize Clinton, Bush, or Obama as being very Bonaparte-like figures.

On pg, he presents a doozy of "scientific statements about social matters" Thus we now may know, with considerably probability, that: if the state absorbs under centralized control all major social forces, then political liberty will disappear; if, after this war, Europe is again divided into a considerable number of independent sovereign states, then a new war will begin in Europe within a comparatively short time; if the present plan of military strategy i.

The rest are simply embarrassing. The science of politics must indeed have been young Always a problem with authors discussing deception. It touched on many questions I had pondered myself, and expanded my thinking. All of them except Machiavelli were mostly new to me and I had just started looking for a good history of political theory when my book club started this book.

All of them except Machiavelli were mostly new to me and their ideas were described in an easy-to-read way. This was a great start to political theory, at least for this set of theorists Burnham calls Machiavellians. His overview of Pareto, in particular, was full of interesting bits to mull over and pick at.

One would almost think that they were angels.

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JAMES BURNHAM THE MACHIAVELLIANS PDF

The Machiavellians Of course the mahciavellians and the possibility are two different things. The control of the means of production was enough to guarantee the undisturbed exploitation of labor by capital. Published June 1st by Gateway Editions first published January 1st These form the relatively unchanging nuclei of non-logical conduct which makes up vurnham greater proportion of human action. If, however, any one or more of the conditions for logical conduct are not present, the actions are then non-logical.

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The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom

Recommended by George F. Kennan , Burnham was invited to lead the "Political and Psychological Warfare" division of the Office of Policy Coordination, a semi-autonomous part of the agency. A contributor to The Freeman in the early s, he considered the magazine to be too focused on economic issues, as a matter of emphasis, and it presented a wide range of opinion on the question of how to react to the Soviet threat. In The Struggle for the World , he called for common citizenship between the United States and Great Britain and the English dominions, as well as a "World Federation" to fight communism. Burnham thought in terms of a unipolar world, instead of a balance of power: A World Federation initiated and led by the United States would be, we have recognized, a World Empire.

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