Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

Constitutional Dictatorship: Its Dangers and Its Design

From Yale University: “I’m the commander-see, I don’t need to explain-I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being the president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but … 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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