The Enemy: An Intellectual Portrait of Carl Schmitt

By: Balakrishnan, Gopal

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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 recognizable 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.

Title: The Enemy: An Intellectual Portrait of Carl Schmitt

Author Name: Balakrishnan, Gopal

Categories: Philosophers,

Publisher: Verso:

ISBN Number: 185984359X

ISBN Number 13: 9781859843598


Book Condition: New

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