Economics/Class Relations

The New Class and the Managerial Revolution

What happens when you apply a Marxist ideology critique to Marxism itself? You learn a lot about the blind spots in Marxism and it turns out to reveal important insights for a realist political science of the contemporary world. Michael McConkey discusses the theory of a new intellectual/manager class, as explored in the work of James Burnham and Alvin Gouldner. The theory provides a fresh perspective on some of today’s salient events.

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