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Werner Sombart (19 January 1863 – 18 May 1941) was a German economist and sociologist, the head of the "Youngest Historical School" and one of the leading Continental European social scientists during the first quarter of the 20th century.
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- In the face of this fact, is there not some justification for the opinion that the United States owe their very existence to the Jews? And if this be so, how much more can it be asserted that Jewish influence made the United States just what they are—that is, American? For what we call Americanism is nothing else, if we may say so, than the Jewish spirit distilled.
- The Jews and Modern Capitalism by Werner Sombart. M. Epstein, trans. (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1982, 2006) pp. 43, 44.
Quotes about Werner Sombart
- The rejection of concern for practical goals expressed in the German Society for Sociology's founding charter represented the culmination of a debate in the Social Policy Association, the so-called Werturteilsstreit, in which a group of young political economists, including Ferdinand Tonnies, Werner Sombart, and Max Weber, attacked the older generation of political economists for mixing facts and values, science and politics.
- Robert N. Proctor, Value-free science?: Purity and power in modern knowledge. Harvard University Press, 1991. p. 86