Book Schmooze

The Machiavellians by James Burnham

August 09, 2022 Anna & Alexej Season 2 Episode 1
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Welcome to season 2 of Book Schmooze with all new books and a brand new microphone!! 
Notes: Robert Michels was actually German! 

Intro
Structure of the book
Dante Aligheri
A little bit about Machiavelli
GAETANO MOSCA
Bonapartism
Freedom
Role of celibacy
Freedom vs beaurocracy
GEORGE SOREL
"Political formula"
Function of violence?
ROBERT MICHELS
Device of resignation
Iron law of oligarchy
Managerial revolution
VILFREDO PARETO
"Residues and Derivations"
Social utility
Circulation of elites
5 conditions for revolution
Future of "self-government"
Relation to other books on the podcast
THE QUESTION