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The Machiavellians, defenders of freedom.

Author: James Burnham
Publisher: Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1970, ©1943]
Series: Essay index reprint series.
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Genre/Form: History
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Burnham, James, 1905-1987.
Machiavellians, defenders of freedom.
Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1970, ©1943]
(OCoLC)894729898
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Burnham
ISBN: 0836917855 9780836917857
OCLC Number: 101009
Description: xiii, 270 pages 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Dante : politics as wish --
The formal meaning of De Monarchia ; The real meaning of De Monarchia ; The typical method of political thought --
Part II. Machiavelli : the science of power --
Machiavelli's practical goal ; Machiavelli's method ; Political man ; Machiavelli's conception of history ; Machiavelli's reputation --
Part III. Mosca : the theory of the ruling class --
The Machiavellian tradition ; The ruling class ; Composition and character of the ruling class ; Tendencies in the ruling class ; The best and worst governments --
Part IV. Sorel : a note on myth and violence --
The function of myth ; The function of violence --
Part V. Michels : the limits of democracy --
Michels' problem ; The fact of leadership ; The autocracy of leadership ; The iron law of oligarchy --
Part VI. Pareto : the nature of social action --
Logical and non-logical conduct ; Residues and derivations ; Social utility ; The circulation of the elites --
Part VII. Politics and truth --
The nature of the present ; The meaning of democracy ; Can politics be scientific?
Series Title: Essay index reprint series.

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