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Explaining tragic Greece to Lutheran Germany
January 31, 2017
For Angela Merkel, economic discipline – something incomprehensible to a typical Greek – is firmly rooted in the Protestant culture of the 16th century. That which Max Weber analysed so effectively in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. This is a culture based on moral discipline and the individual’s subservience to divine law, which in […]