The Machiavellians

by James Burnham

Book Reviews

  • And of course, two books @pmarca should pick up promotional fees on to Tweet
  • Book 18 Lesson: The masses never rule — a social revolution is really a rapid shift in the composition and structure of the ruling class in society, and the mechanism by which it draws from the ranks of the masses. to Tweet
  • @nytdavidbrooks @JosephBottum @RichardvReeves @bureaucatliu For further *further* reading, start with James Burnham's and then work backwards to Pareto, Mosca, and Michels; they collectively explain the social/political/economic substructure of this whole topic.Link to Tweet
  • I am going to start Burnham-posting soon. He just keeps becoming more relevant, including in these times. Recommended reading: to Tweet
  • @conor64 How about the same three books to all three? "The Righteous Mind" by @JonHaidt "A Conflict of Visions" by @ThomasSowell "The Machiavellians" by James Burnham to Tweet