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James Burnham

Born: 22-Nov-1905
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 28-Jul-1987
Location of death: Kent, CT
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver
Remains: Buried, Congregational Church Cemetery, Kent, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Managerial Revolution

Former Trotskyite, became a libertarian and editor of the National Review.

Father: Claude George Burnham
Mother: Mary
Wife: Marcia Lightner (m. 1934, d. 1982, three children)

    University: BA, Princeton University (1927)
    University: MA, Balliol College, Oxford University (1929)
    Professor: Philosophy, New York University (1932-54)

    National Review Editor
    OSS Agent Office of Policy Coordination
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983
    Stroke 1978
    Risk Factors: Kidney Cancer, Liver Cancer

Author of books:
Introduction to Philosophical Analysis (1932, philosophy)
The People's Front: The New Betrayal (1937, pamphlet)
The Managerial Revolution: or, What Is Happening in the World Now (1941, international affairs)
The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom (1943, politics)
The Struggle for the World (1947, international affairs)
The Coming Defeat of Communism (1950, international affairs)
Containment or Liberation? An Inquiry Into the Aims of United States Foreign Relations (1953, international affairs)
The Web of Subversion: Underground Networks in the U.S. Government (1954, international affairs)
Congress and the American Tradition (1959, politics)
Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism (1964, politics)
The War We Are In: The Last Decade and the Next (1967, international affairs)

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