Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

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early capitalism as conservative:

'on the one hand this capitalism stabilized the power structure of a society organized in estates, and on the other hand it unleashed the very elements within which this power structure would one day dissolve. we are speaking of the elements of the new commercial relationships: the traffic in commodities and news created by early capitalist long-distance trade.'

following paragraphs detail this to a larger level.
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