- Words: 1000
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Sociology
- Paper #: 59564416
Such an ascription "both distorts the substance of his thought and grossly exaggerates his actual influence on the politics of his country."
He exerted "little influence" on American politics, Trask continues, though Sumner "praised modern capitalism," believed that the doctrine of "laissez faire is just as applicable to society as it is to the economy," for, "the social order," Trask explains, "like the economy, is government by its own laws