Werner Sombart on the Jewish Character

Henrymakow.com – Jan 15, 2013

(The distinguished German sociologist Werner Sombart, 1863-1941, was an informed and generally  sympathetic observer of the Jewish people.)
In his book “The Jews & Modern Capitalism,” (1911) Sombart credits Jews for the rise of capitalism which he regards as the most dynamic force in the modern world.
In the excerpt below (from pp. 183-7) he describes the Jewish character as overly intellectual and goal-oriented. 

by Werner Sombart – (edited & abridged by henrymakow.com)

The intellectuality of the Jew is so strong that it tends to develop at the expense of other mental qualities, and the mind is apt to become one-sided. 
The Jew certainly sees remarkably clearly, but he does not see much.
He does not think of his environment as something alive, and that is why he has lost the true conception of life, of its oneness, of its being an organism, a natural growth. In short, he has lost the true conception of the personal side of life. General experience must surely support this view; but if other proofs are demanded they will be found in the pecuiarities of Jewish law, which abolished personal relationships and replaced them by impersonal, abstract connections or activities or aims.

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