Capitalism in Western Thought
Historical Backdrop: Rights, Righteousness, and Virtue
Voltaire: "A Merchant of a Noble Kind"
Adam Smith: Moral Philosophy and Political Economy
Justus Moeser: The Market as Destroyer of Culture
Edmund Burke: Commerce, Conservatism, and the Intellectuals
Hegel: A Life Worth Choosing
Karl Marx: From Jewish Usury to Universal Vampirism
Matthew Arnold: Weaning the Philistines from the Drug of Business
Weber, Simmel, and Sombart: Community, Individuality, and Rationality
Lukas and Freyer: From the Quest for Community to the Temptations of Totality
Schumpeter: Innovation and Resentment
From Keynes to Marcuse: Affluence and Its Discontents
Friedrich Hayek: Untimely Liberal
Jerry Z. Muller is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Other God That Failed- Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism, Adam Smith in His Time and Ours- Designing the Decent Society, and Conservatism- An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
"A magisterial contribution to the history of ideas."-Peter L.
Berger, Institute for the Study of Economic Culture
"Comprehensive, lucidly analytical, and splendidly, admirably objective."-Howard M. Sachar, author of A History of Israel and Dreamland: Europeans and Jews in the Aftermath of the Great War
"Thanks to Muller's sensitive and critical guidance, we come away knowing the subject far better than would otherwise be possible."-David S. Landes, author of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations