How Great the Triumph

How Great the Triumph James Burnham, Anti-Communism, and the Conservative Movement Kevin J. Smant

James Burnham began his intellectual career in the 1930s as a Trotskyist. However, world events and his personal experiences within the Trotskyist movement convinced him that all forms of Marxism must be totalitarian, and he left the world of Marxism in 1940. This book focuses especially upon Mr. Burnham's career as a senior editor with William F. Buckley, Jr.'s National Review, putting him within the context of the conservative intellectual movement as a whole. Burnham, despite what he called his "hard" anticommunist public stance, served as a moderating pragmatic force within National Review and American conservatism. He urged fellow conservatives to accept a minimum welfare state, to work within the established two-party system, and to adopt a tough but realistic foreign policy. Contents: From Left to ?; Lenin's Heir and Beyond; Burning His Bridges; Whither Conservatism?; The Ideology of Western Suicide; Sectarian and Doctrinaire Clannishness; Mr. Burnham; Epilogue; Selected Bibliography.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780819184634
Uitgever
University Press of America
Druk
1e
Datum
01-02-1992
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
190 pp.
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Genre
Politicologie

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