- Max Weber is credited with defining government as an entity that claims a monopoly to the legitimate use of force.
- This year and next, Thorsein Veblen’s conspicuous consumption will be a virtue, and Max Weber’s Protestant ethic may be regarded as a vice.
Daniel Henninger -- "Wonder Land", Wall Street Journal, 2/19/09
- First he wanted to do the historical section and assigned me to read Max Weber, Tawney, and Marx.
Saul Bellow -- The Adventures of Augie March
- In an analogy that would prove all too apt, Max Weber likened the city to "a human being with his skin removed."
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