Max Weber: An Intellectual Portrait. Mohr Paul Siebeck Swedberg, Richard. Understanding the importance of bureaucratization is very essential to understand and appreciate the modern society.
In Munich, he headed the first German University institute of sociology. According to Marx, human thought, human awareness and human consciousness were not self originating but were derivatives of the economic principles.
From today's standpoint, we should be able to use the analysis of both Marx and Weber. In the private sector, these three aspects constitute the essence of a bureaucratic management of a private company.
A Marxian might say that working class voting Reform or Saskatchewan Party represents a false consciousness. Weber regarded the world of modernity as having been deserted by the gods, because man had chased them away—rationalization had replaced mysticism.
He viewed socialism as no solution to the problem of achieving human freedom. In Weber's critique of the left, he complained of the leaders of the leftist Spartacus League —which was led by Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg and controlled the city government of Berlin while Weber was campaigning for his party—"We have this [German] revolution to thank for the fact that we cannot send a single division against the Poles.