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Max Weber
the sociologist & political economist


Max Weber is credited with defining government as an entity that claims a monopoly to the legitimate use of force.
  German sociologist and pioneer of the analytic method in sociology (1864-1920)
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There is also a well-known abstract painter named Max Weber.
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  • 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."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
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