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In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt presents a scathing critique of modern liberalism - a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared. George Schwab's introduction to his translation of the 1932 German edition highlights Schmitt's intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. Also included here is Leo Strauss's analysis of Schmitt's thesis and a foreword by Tracy B. Strong placing Schmitt's...
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In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt presents a scathing critique of modern liberalism - a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared. George Schwab's introduction to his translation of the 1932 German edition highlights Schmitt's intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. Also included here is Leo Strauss's analysis of Schmitt's thesis and a foreword by Tracy B. Strong placing Schmitt's work into contemporary context.
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A sociological study of American drinking patterns reviewing current scholarly literature and providing commentary and observation on alcohol use and its public control. Gusfield presents research on alcohol studies, discussing the related social problems and cultural authority embedded in public drinking, and studying drinking as a leisure and social activity which points to the moral and political conflicts surrounding alcohol use particularly in relation to drinking and driving. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory

“Contains much of what is fundamental in Schmitt’s understanding of the political nature of man and the state, including his contentious definition of the political as the distinction between friend and enemy. . . . Its scholarship is unquestionable.”

— Joseph W. Bendersky

Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory - Joseph W. Bendersky

“Contains much of what is fundamental in Schmitt’s understanding of the political nature of man and the state, including his contentious definition of the political as the distinction between friend and enemy. . . . Its scholarship is unquestionable.”
New York Review of Books - Mark Lilla

“The best introduction to Schmitt’s thought.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813508214
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1976

Meet the Author

Carl Schmitt (1888–1985) was a legal and political theorist and constitutional lawyer. He was the author of many books, including Political Theology, which the University of Chicago Press recently reprinted.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Dimensions of the New Debate around Carl Schmitt
Translator's Note to the 1996 Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
Translator's Note to the 1976 Edition 17
The Concept of the Political 19
Notes on Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political 81
Index of Names 109
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