chapter  8
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Desegregated Schools With Segregated Education

A comparatively less remarked aspect of two of the heretical economist John Kenneth Galbraith’s works, Th e Affl uent Society (1958) and Th e New Industrial State (1967), was his prescient discussion of “the New Class.” Of particular importance in this context is Chapter 25 of Th e New Industrial State, “Th e Educational and Scientifi c Estate.” Galbraith, the quintessential modern American liberal, actually praised the work of the iconoclastic Trotskyist James Burnham, who turned into an early neoconservative, and whose book Th e Managerial Revolution (1941) provided a foundation for Galbraith’s discussion.