The Concept of the Political

The Concept of the Political

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by Carl Schmitt
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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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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ISBN-13:
9780813508337
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1976
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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