Leviathan and Its Enemies
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By Samuel T. Francis
Foreword by Fran Griffin
Introduction by Jerry Woodruff
Afterword by Paul E. Gottfried
Leviathan and Its Enemies is Samuel T. Francis’s magnum opus on political theory and the history of modern America, which was lost after his sudden and untimely death in 2005 and is published here for the first time.
This edition includes new introductory and critical essays by Jerry Woodruff, Fran Griffin, and Paul E. Gottfried.
In his Introduction, Jerry Woodruff writes, "Following [James] Burnham, Sam believed a new ruling elite emerged in 20th-century. . . . the growth of giant corporations, the expansion of government power and bureaucracy, and the widespread emergence of mass organizations gave birth to a powerful class of skilled professionals to guide and manage the vast operations of the means of economic production, which, on a smaller scale, were once in the hands of private entrepreneurs and their families. As a result, the old ruling bourgeois elite, along with its political and social institutions and its view of society and politics, were replaced by a new “managerial elite,” with a world outlook that set out to remake society according to its own interests, and which was hostile to any bourgeois remnants in conflict with that project.”
Radix / Washington Summit Publishers
Sam was one of the few intellectual giants of my acquaintance who could express himself both lyrically and forcefully. . . . What distinguish[ed] him as a thinker of the Right was his methodical analysis of those problems that any genuine Right would have to face if it wished to regain in uence.
PAUL E. GOTTFRIED
Rafensperger Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College Author of After Liberalism; The Strange Death of Marxism; and Fascism: The Career of a Concept
Sam Francis was born with three great gifts: one of the nest minds of his generation, wit and humor, and a brave heart to pursue and tell the truth. And as is almost always the fate of such rare men, Sam ran afoul of the vengeful custodians of a prevailing orthodoxy.
PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
Former Presidential Candidate
Author of The Death of the West; A Republic, Not an Empire; and Hitler, Churchill and “The Unnecessary War”