"The Reformation created a division in economic thought between the Calvinist labor theory of value of Adam Smith and the Continental Catholic Scholastic emphasis on consumers and subjective valuation."
"The State, Oppenheimer persuasively argues, is always born in the conquest of one group by another. The conquerors then set themselves up as the government and extract tribute in the form of taxes from the conquered."
"William Thomas Walsh, ranked with Belloc, as one of the greatest Catholic historians of the 20th Century. His richly-textured masterpiece, Phillip II, is indispensable to understanding the Reformation"