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On Weber

Yglesias unsheaths his vorpal sword Max Weber, and it goes snicker-snack.

I’m not really commenting on with the foreign-policy debate here except to acknowledge that what MY says is truth. It’s also a quite remarkable passage he cites—I haven’t read much Weber, but what I have read (The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism) is quite like that: concise analysis flowering from a thorough understanding of the situation at hand. (Protestant Ethic is also a quite brilliant reading of Benjamin Franklin. I’ve never followed up on responsed to Weber—I imagine there’s a lot of room to disagree with him—but it’s a compelling argument nonetheless.)

 

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