THE MACHIAVELLIANS by James Burnham

THE MACHIAVELLIANS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A reinterpretation of Machiavelli's scientific study of politics, with the conclusion, contrary to general opinion, that Machiavelli sustains an argument for democracy: further investigation into the works of Mosca, Michels and Pareto; and an examination of the political situation as it exists at present. The latter includes the facts of a ruling class that has become weak and inflexible, of totalitarian liberals attempting, unconsciously, to destroy liberty, and the crucial question of the day, liberty or freedom without capitalism. Stimulating, provocative, -- though those who would profit most probably won't read it. Don't forget his Managerial Revolution.

Publisher: John Day