If you want to be a saint, it pays to be from the ruling class

STALIN'S MOUSTACHE

Another gem from G.E.M. de Ste. Croix. In his discussion of the viability of Marx’s approach to class, he mentions as an aside the chances of becoming an individual saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Of the thousands of saints, only 5 per cent have come from the lower classes which have constituted over 80 per cent of European populations (Class Struggle, p. 27).

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One Response to If you want to be a saint, it pays to be from the ruling class

  1. beetleypete says:

    Saw this, and commented, on SM. Good stuff from Roland.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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