Politics as a Vocation

  title={Politics as a Vocation},
  author={Max Maria von Weber},
  journal={Princeton Readings in Political Thought},
  • M. Weber
  • Published 1 July 1919
  • Art
  • Princeton Readings in Political Thought
THIS lecture, which I give at your request, will necessarily disappoint you in a number of ways. You will naturally expect me to take a position on actual problems of the day. But that will be the case only in a purely formal way and toward the end, when I shall raise certain questions concerning the significance of political action in the whole way of life. In today's lecture, all questions that refer to what policy and what content one should give one's political activity must be eliminated… 

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