Congress and the American Tradition Author:Burnham, James "If liberty, then Congress; if no Congress, no liberty." — The central place of Congress in the American political tradition, the decline of its power and prestige during the present century, and the possibilities of restoring its influence constitute the themes of this brilliant sequel to James Burnham's earlier best-selling book, THE MANAGERIAL... more » REVOLUTION.
"The gigantic managerial state, intertwined with all facets of the national life, has burst all bounds," writes Mr. Burnham. "If Congress ceases to be an actively functioning political institution, then political liberty in the United States will soon come to an end. If Congress continues to have and to exercise a political function, then there will be at least a measure of political liberty-a workable minimum, and a chance for more." ... ...« less