Carl Schmitt: The End of Law (20th Century Political by William E. Scheuerman

By William E. Scheuerman

until eventually the e-book of this pathbreaking publication, such a lot scholarly reviews of Carl Schmitt provided an oversimplistic, apologetic account of Schmitt's highbrow and political sympathies to Nazi fascism, or they crudely criticized his rules through caricaturing them. during this full-length research in English of Germany's such a lot influential authoritarian right-wing political and criminal philosopher, award-winning political theorist William E. Scheuerman examines in shut aspect the profound effect of Schmitt's critique of the liberal rule of legislations, and he describes how Schmitt's realizing of liberal jurisprudence led him to include nationwide Socialism as a plausible substitute to the perceived pathologies of the liberal rule of legislation. Scheuerman illustrates how, within the aftermath of global struggle II, influential political theorists, really Schumpter, Hayek, and Morgenthau, imported Schmitt's principles into American political discourse. even though none of those writers have been fans of Schmitt, each engaged in a 'hidden discussion' with him that formed very important aspects of the highbrow discourse in postwar the United States. Carl Schmitt is an unique, attractive learn that might be of significant price to political theorists and people attracted to twentieth-century highbrow heritage and political philosophy.

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