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James Burnham (1905–1987)

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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 Michael Henry received his advanced degree in political theory. He has been teaching philosophy at St. John's University in New York since näytä lisää 1977 näytä vähemmän

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The Stars at War (1986) — Avustaja — 193 kappaletta
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta
In Defense of Marxism: The Social and Political Contradictions of the Soviet Union (1889) — Avustaja, eräät painokset95 kappaletta
Keeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought (1988) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
Modern Age: The First Twenty-Five Years (1810) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta

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Diante do inegável e acelerado declínio cultural da civilização ocidental nas últimas gerações, faz-se inevitável a pergunta: como chegamos a esse ponto? Como passamos do amplo horizonte vital das antigas civilizações a essa espécie de sentimentalismo mesquinho e narcisista? Em busca das raízes da nossa crise atual, James Burnham analisa as definições antiga e moderna da ideologia progressista, mostra suas características, crenças e mazelas, e conclui que as tendências suicidas ocidentais residem não tanto na falta de recursos ou poderes militares, mas na erosão dos fatores intelectuais, morais e espirituais da sociedade ocidental. A análise que o autor faz das deformações atuais de ordem moral, existencial e política se prova quase profética, pois não se limita a atacar o comunismo, mas aponta muitas faces do totalitarismo e critica a possível "revolução administrativa", que tem por objetivo banir a liberdade em nome da eficiência e do controle burocráticos. Muitos concordarão, outros terão um acesso de fúria desvairada, mas ninguém poderá ignorar a amarga profecia de James Burnham: o esquerdismo é a ideologia do suicídio ocidental.… (lisätietoja)
 
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FranklinJRibeiro | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 13, 2023 |
This is an excellent book, overall. If you are a political scientist, then this must be on your shelf, and you must read it. He followed a path of strict realism when writing this book and, some may even say, he imbued the text with a small degree of cynicism. There is no woolly-headed philosophy in the book: just political science as he sees it.

I was not always clear about his definition of a manager. Does he refer to corporate managers or bureaucrats, or does he refer to the core team around political leaders? This is not always clear.… (lisätietoja)
 
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RajivC | Feb 4, 2022 |
This is still incredibly relevant, maybe even more so today - if it was written now, the author would be hounded for it.
 
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Paul_S | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 30, 2021 |
Ένα εξαιρετικά επικίνδυνο βιβλίο. Η προσέγγιση των ιδεών που πραγματεύεται απαιτεί από τον αναγνώστη μεγάλη προσοχή και κριτική σκέψη. Κατά τη γνώμη μου δεν θα πρέπει να είναι ένα από τα πρώτα βιβλία πολιτικής φιλοσοφίας που αποφασίζει να διαβάσει κάποιος.
 
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Stamat | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 20, 2021 |

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