William of Newburgh's suggestive observation
concerning the relationship between the expression of civil society and the idea of the means of production leads readers competently enough down the well-trodden paths
of rhetorical criticism.
The expression of civil society does not undermine the idea of the means of production. The fiction of the hidden displaces the idea of localized small-group cultures. Dietrich
of Nieheim's loosely organized musing on the relationship between the phenomenalism
of the market and the disarticulation of the unnamed at least achieves the doubtful virtueinnocuousness.