James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution.London: Socialist Book Centre, 1946 Stock Code: 87553
NotesFirst separate edition, first impression. Originally published under the title "Second Thoughts on James Burnham" in Polemic 3, this essay is "a brilliant criticism of the whole concept of power worship" (Shelden), which evidently influenced Orwell during the composition of Nineteen Eighty-Four. Robert Conquest cites the article as one of the first predictions that the Soviet Union would collapse if it could not successfully liberalize itself.
16 page pamphlet. Original red and white spotted wrappers printed in black.
Wrappers rubbed, creased, and partially tanned, contents tanned and a little creased, light dampstain affecting gutters. A very good copy.
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