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The Enemy: An Intellectual Portrait of Carl Schmitt

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The writings of Carl Schmitt form what is arguably the most disconcerting, original, and yet still unfamiliar body of twentieth-century political thought. In the English-speaking world, he is terra-incognita , a name associated with Nazism, the author of a largely untranslated oeuvre forming no recognisable system, coming to us from a disturbing place and time in the form of fragments. The Enemy is a comprehensive reconstruction and analysis of all of Schmitt's major works-his books, articles and pamphlets from 1919 to 1950-presented in an arresting narrative form. The revelation of his work is that, unlike mainstream Nazi ideology, Schmitt makes a strong philosophical claim for the necessity of confrontational politics within a democratic system; a claim that has resonance in today's hegemony of consensual politics.

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Author(s):
Gopal Balakrishnan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
185984359X
ISBN-13:
9781859843598
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
The Enemy: An Intellectual Portrait of Carl Schmitt

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The writings of Carl Schmitt form what is arguably the most disconcerting, original, and yet still unfamiliar body of twentieth-century political thought. In the English-speaking world, he is terra-incognita , a name associated with Nazism, the author of a largely untranslated oeuvre forming no recognisable system, coming to us from a disturbing place and time in the form of fragments. The Enemy is a comprehensive reconstruction and analysis of all of Schmitt's major works-his books, articles and pamphlets from 1919 to 1950-presented in an arresting narrative form. The revelation of his work is that, unlike mainstream Nazi ideology, Schmitt makes a strong philosophical claim for the necessity of confrontational politics within a democratic system; a claim that has resonance in today's hegemony of consensual politics.

Author(s):
Gopal Balakrishnan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
185984359X
ISBN-13:
9781859843598
Number of pages:
312
Publisher:
Verso
Title:
The Enemy: An Intellectual Portrait of Carl Schmitt

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