Ralph Luker notes that "Nicholas Wade's preview of Gregory Clark's A Farewell to Alms, "In Dusty Archives, A Theory of Affluence," NYT, 7 August, has had widespread, often deeply critical, discussion on the net." He collects reactions here (scroll down), and seeks a response from Gregory Clark. Clark's book is noted on LHB here.
Update: Luker reports that Clark will respond on Cliopatria. I'll link to the post. Check back on Monday..