Sombart knew that the other nations despised the Germans for their war-worshiping attitude, but he took it as pride. Only a merchant perspective views war as inhuman and meaningless. Legend of Zelda starry night poster. There is a higher life than the life of the individual, it is the life of the people, the life of the country and the purpose of the individual is to sacrifice himself for this noble life. War embodied the heroic viewpoint and the war against England was a battle against the enemy ideal, against the British ideal of personal freedom and comfort, whose most despicable expression was The razor blade was found by German soldiers in British trenches.