James C. Bennett

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James Charles Bennett (born 1948) is an American businessman, with a background in technology companies and consultancy, and a writer on technology and international affairs from a conservative point of view.

During the 1980s he was involved in space-launch ventures, being a founder in 1985 of American Rocket Company (AMROC) whose technology found its way into SpaceShipOne. In the 1990s he was a technology consultant. He is President and Chairman of Internet Transactions Transnational, Inc., a 1997 Internet start-up, and Vice Chairman of Openworld, Inc., a nonprofit group promoting sustainable self-help initiatives. As of 2011, he is a proponent of fundamental reform of the U.S. government space program, both in its civilian and military manifestations.[1]

His publications and quotes like "democracy, immigration, multiculturalism… pick any two",[2] popularising the idea of Anglospheric exceptionalism in a similar vein as Mark Steyn, have been called misleading by some libertarian writers.[3] He was a columnist for United Press International 2000-3, with a weekly piece The Anglosphere Beat; he has propagated the idea of the Anglosphere as significant, as of 2004, in world affairs and alignments. His book-length study The Anglosphere Challenge: Why the English-Speaking Nations Will Lead the Way in the Twenty-First Century was published in 2004. He is co-founder and current President of the Anglosphere Institute of Alexandria, Virginia.

He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute, and a contributor to its publications. In addition, Mr. Bennett serves as an Expert at Wikistrat.[4]

Jim Bennet is one of the directors of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM), affiliated with the Foresight Institute.[5]


  1. ^ Bennett, James C. (2011). "Proposing a 'Coast Guard' for Space". The New Atlantis: a journal of technology and society. 30 (Winter): 50–68. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
  2. ^ "Video: Keith Ellison responds to Dennis Prager and Virgil Goode". 21 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Blogposts". The Guardian. London. 19 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Wikistrat profile on James Bennett". Wikistrat. Retrieved 18 January 2012.
  5. ^ http://www.imm.org/about/ About IMM