Elite Theory: Gaetano Mosca and Vilfredo Pareto

This brief video presentation is a concise introduction to the pioneering ideas of Gaetano Mosca and Vilfredo Pareto in reference to power elite theory. To place their ideas and concepts in historical context, see my Who Rules America: Power Elite Analysis, the Deep State, and American History.

Two highly recommended volumes dealing with this crucial topic are: David M. Hart, Gary Chartier, Ross Miller Kenyon, and Roderick T. Long, ed., Social Class and State Power: Exploring an Alternative Radical Tradition; and James Burnham, The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom (.pdf)


9:26 pm on May 24, 2019