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Burnham, James 1905-1987

Overview
Works: 90 works in 744 publications in 11 languages and 11,822 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: JC252, 330.15
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The managerial revolution; what is happening in the world by James Burnham( Book )

107 editions published between 1937 and 1975 in English and German and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Machiavellians, defenders of freedom by James Burnham( Book )

90 editions published between 1943 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in England, October, 1943."
Suicide of the West : an essay on the meaning and destiny of liberalism by James Burnham( Book )

40 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Burnham's 1964 classic, Suicide of the West, remains a startling account on the nature of the modern era. It offers a profound, in depth analysis of what is happening in the world today by putting into focus the intangible, often vague doctrine of American liberalism. It parallels the loosely defined liberal ideology rampant in American government and institutions, with the flow, ebb, growth, climax and the eventual decline and death of both ancient and modern civilizations. Its author maintains that western suicidal tendencies lie not so much in the lack of resources or military power, but through an erosion of intellectual, moral, and spiritual factors abundant in modern western society and the mainstay of liberal psychology. Devastating in its relentless dissection of the liberal syndrome, this book will lead many liberals to painful self-examination, buttress the thinking conservative's viewpoint, and incite others, no doubt, to infuriation. None can ignore it."--
The coming defeat of communism by James Burnham( Book )

82 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in 6 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress and the American tradition by James Burnham( Book )

24 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most Americans would probably be surprised to hear that, in 1959, James Burnham, a leading political thinker questioned whether Congress would survive, and whether the Executive Branch of the American government would become a dictatorship. In the last decade, members of Congress have impeached a president, rejected or refused to consider presidential nominees, and appear in the media criticizing the chief executive. Congress does not exactly appear to be at risk of expiring. Regardless of how we perceive Congress today, more than forty years after Congress and the American Tradition was written, Burnham's questions, arguments, and political analysis still have much to tell us about freedom and political order. Burnham originally intended Congress and the American Tradition as a response to liberal critics of Senator McCarthy's investigations of communist influence in the United States. He developed it into a detailed analysis of the history and functioning of Congress, its changing relationship with the Executive Branch, and the danger of despotism, even in a democratic society. The book is organized into three distinct parts. "The American System of Government," analyzes the concept of government, ideology and tradition, power, and the place and function of Congress within the American government. "The Present Position of Congress," explores its law-making power, Congressional commissions, treaties, investigatory power, and proposals for Congressional reform. "The Future of Congress," discusses democracy and liberty, and ultimately asks, "Can Congress Survive?" Michael Henry's new introduction sheds much insight into Burnham's writings and worldview, combining biography and penetrating scholarly analysis. He makes it clear why this work is of continuing importance to political theoreticians, historians, philosophers, and those interested in American government. James Burnham (1905-1987) began his career as a professor of philosophy at New York University. He co-founded, with William F. Buckley, Jr., The National Review. His books include The Managerial Revolution, The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom, and Suicide of the West. Michael Henry received his advanced degree in political theory. He has been teaching philosophy at St. John's University in New York since 1977"--Provided by publisher
The struggle for the world by James Burnham( Book )

55 editions published between 1940 and 1950 in 7 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The web of subversion; underground networks in the U.S. Government by James Burnham( Book )

20 editions published between 1954 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war we are in; the last decade and the next by James Burnham( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of articles from the author's column The third world war in National review
L'Ere des organisateurs by James Burnham( Book )

98 editions published between 1900 and 1972 in 10 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In diesem Werk sucht Burnham zu erklären, warum alle Gesellschaften von einer Gesellschaftsformation abgelöst werden, in der die Manager die neue Elite darstellen, die den Rest der Gesellschaft unter ihre Herrschaft bringen
Containment or liberation? An inquiry into the aims of United States foreign policy by James Burnham( Book )

10 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Europe thinks of America by James Burnham( Book )

5 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide of the West : an essay on the meaning and destiny of liberalism by James Burnham( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Burnham's 1964 classic, Suicide of the West, remains a startling account on the nature of the modern era. It offers a profound, in depth analysis of what is happening in the world today by putting into focus the intangible, often vague doctrine of American liberalism. It parallels the loosely defined liberal ideology rampant in American government and institutions, with the flow, ebb, growth, climax and the eventual decline and death of both ancient and modern civilizations. Its author maintains that western suicidal tendencies lie not so much in the lack of resources or military power, b
The case for De Gaulle; a dialogue between André Malraux and James Burnham by André Malraux( Book )

6 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to philosophical analysis by James Burnham( Book )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2018 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of Marxism (against the petty-bourgeois opposition) by Leon Trotsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction signed: Joseph Hansen, William F. Warde. Appendices (p. 187-211): 1. Science and style, by J. Burnham.--2. Letter of resignation of James Burnham from the Workers Party
The Symposium( )

in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A journal for philosophical discussion ... will include specific treatment of literature and other arts as well as analysis of abstract and general problems." Comment, v. 1, p. 3
The Machiavellians, defenders of freedom : a defense of political truth against wishful thinking by James Burnham( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work of political theory and practice offers an account of the modern Machiavellians, a remarkable group who have been influential in Europe and practically unknown in the United States. The book devotes a long section to Machiavelli himself as well as to such modern Machiavellians as Gaetano Mosca, Georges Sorel, Robert Michels and Vilfredo Pareto. 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 Symposium; a critical review( )

in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A journal for philosophical discussion ..."
Suicide of the West : an essay on the meaning and destiny of liberalism by James Burnham( )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through studious research into past civilizations, Burnham diagnoses the twentieth century and finds it afflicted with destructive, even "suicidal" tendencies--all of which arise from the "Liberal syndrome" and its inherent applications. This book explores several important questions, including why Liberalism clashes with Christianity and how Liberalism is a root cause of race riots and the rapid growth in crime
The People's front: the new betrayal by James Burnham( Book )

8 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The managerial revolution; what is happening in the world
Alternative Names
Bernchem, Dzěms 1905-1987

Bernjem, Zhems

Burnham, J.

Burnham, James

Burnham, James 1905-

Byornxem

James Burnham Amerikaans socioloog (1905-1987)

James Burnham filósofo estadounidense

James Burnham philosophe américain

James Burnham US-amerikanischer Soziologe und Intellektueller

Бернхем, Джеймс

Бернхэм, Джеймс

בורנהם, ג'יימס

בורנהם, ג'מס

ברנהם, ג'יימס

ジェームズ・バーナム

バーナム, J

詹姆斯·伯納姆

Languages
English (453)

French (66)

German (36)

Spanish (28)

Italian (19)

Japanese (8)

Polish (8)

Russian (6)

Turkish (2)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)

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Congress and the American traditionThe Machiavellians, defenders of freedom : a defense of political truth against wishful thinkingSuicide of the West : an essay on the meaning and destiny of liberalismThinkers of our time : James Burnham