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Pull your fingers out, lazy northern Europeans

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PN has been shirking its mission of perusing Portuguese newspapers on your behalf for interesting tit-bits. This is mainly due to a protracted house move and difficulties in renewing his online Publico subscription by paypal. But fear not, loyal reader, we’re back with a timely demolition job on the myth of the Protestant work ethic.

British historian Felipe Fernanez-Armesto, of Spanish extraction, dismisses – with his habitual panache, the new fashion for blaming the financial woes of southern Europe on its workshy Catholic citizens. Max Weber, the sociologist, is largely to blame, our Anglo-Spanish professor tells a BBC Radio 4 audience and his adopted nation. PWE dubunked


Written by porkncheezer

June 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm

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