The Life of James Burnham: From Trotskyism to the Father of Neoconservatism

It is understandably the source of some confusion as to how a former high-level Trotskyist became the founder of the neoconservative movement. While the Trotskyists call Burnham a traitor to his kind, the neoconservatives describe  his change as like a road to Damascus conversion in ideology. His book The Managerial Revolution argued that the revolution in how bureaucratic states operated was common to both capitalism and communism.

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