„It is simply not true that capitalism as a historical system has represented progress over the various previous historical systems that it destroyed or transformed. Even as I write this, I feel the tremour that accompanies the sense of blasphemy. I fear the wrath of the gods, for I have been moulded in the same ideological forge as all my compeers and have worshipped at the same shrines.“
— Immanuel Wallerstein
Wallerstein (1995) Historical Capitalism, with Capitalist Civilization. London: Verso. p. 98.