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Hi.. Could you explain what the underlined part?
Does it mean that the question is concerning which is more important,
prestige or class? Thank You.
The question of whether prestige or class is more important as a
basis for protecting one's self-interest has long been debated by
The answer to your question is yes.
To rephrase the sentence:
Social scientists have been debating a long time about whether prestige or class is more important as a basis for protecting self-interest.