Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there’s no democracy without a market economy but you can have a market economy without democracy.

Our institute’s agenda is relatively simple. We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture. By culture we mean beliefs values and lifestyles. We cover a broad range of issues and we work very internationally.

Peter L. Berger Relationship Quotes

But we don’t have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy – which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.

Even if one is interested only in one’s own society which is one’s prerogative one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others.

Peter L. Berger Society Quotes