Bryanskaya Travel on The debate on capitalism at the end of the nineteenth century was fostered by increasing tensions between the world scale of capital accumulation and processes of valorization as they unfolded within national borders. This is evident in the writings of the young Max Weber on the conditions of agricultural workers in the eastern provinces of Prussia (Ferraresi and Mezzadra 2005; Tribe 1983). At stake in Weber’s writings were, among other issues, the pressures of the world market for grain that led the Prussian Junkers to employ an increasing number of Polish migrant workers on their farms. In so doing, according to Weber, the Junkers acted as a de-national-izing force within territories that were characterized by a deeply heterogeneous demographic composition due to the partitions of Poland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Weber struggled his entire life to carve out new criteria of legitimation for social and political power before what he perceived as the radical challenge posited by capitalism to the stability of social relations (Ferraresi 2003). At the same time, he kept looking for a balance between the growth of the German nation-state (with its political borders) and the world scale of advanced capitalism (.Hochkapita-lismus)”that is, the increasingly global scope of the expanding frontiers of capital (Mommsen 1984). Bryanskaya Travel 2016.