Milestones: Aug. 10, 1987

DIED. James Burnham, 81, pungent conservative columnist, author (The Managerial Revolution) and apostate Trotskyist who in 1955 became a founding editorial-board member of William F. Buckley's National Review; in Kent, Conn. The Chicago-born Burnham won renown for books (The Struggle for the World, The Coming Defeat of Communism) that warned of an inevitable U.S.-Soviet confrontation. In 1983 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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