Category Archives: Carl Schmitt

Depoliticizing Power

Stephen Turner wrote in 1989: Carl Schmitt’s renovated Hobbesianism, with its insistence on the antithesis between authority and truth contained in the Hobbist slogan auctoritas, non veritas facit legem, (law is decided by authority, not by truth) provides the dialectical … Continue reading

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NYT: CARL J. FRIEDRICH DIES AT 83; INFLUENTIAL HARVARD PROFESSOR

Joseph Berger wrote in 1983 for the New York Times: Having lived in an era which saw the rise of Nazism and the spread of Communism, Dr. Friedrich sometimes took a dour view of the human inclination for freedom. In … Continue reading

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The End of Law: Carl Schmitt in the Twenty-First Century Second Edition

Here are some highlights from this 2019 book by William E. Scheuerman: * When I penned this volume’s first edition over twenty years ago, the Carl Schmitt “bug” had just hit the Anglophone intellectual world, with many political theorists, jurists, … Continue reading

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Carl Schmitt’s Erotic State Of Exception

From Carl Schmitt: A Biography by Reinhard Mehring: Paul Gottfried wrote in 2015: Reinhard Mehring’s study of the long-lived German political and legal theorist Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) is the most exhaustive biography known to me of a deeply fascinating subject. … Continue reading

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A Jewish Analysis Of Western Politics

Charles Lesch is a professor of political science at Vanderbilt. He has his PhD from Harvard. He recently published: Theopolitics Contra Political Theology: Martin Buber’s Biblical Critique of Carl Schmitt. He’s also published, Democratic Solidarity in a Secular Age? Habermas … Continue reading

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