Michael On Everything Else

Rise Of The Bourgeois

It was only with the rise of a bourgeois class in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe that the warrior ethic was replaced by an ethic that placed gain and economic calculation above honor as the mark of a virtuous individual.

(Fukuyama, 2012)
  1. Fukuyama, F. (2012). The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.