This new and authorized edition from Telos Press Publishing, translated by Samuel Garrett Zeitlin and edited by Russell A. Originally published in 1942, at the height of the second world war, Land and Sea: A World-Historical Meditation recounts Carl Schmitt's view of world history "as a history of the battles of sea powers against land powers and of land powers against sea powers.
Land and Sea: A World-Historical Meditation #ad - Schmitt here unfolds his view of world history from the Peloponnesian War to European colonial expansion to the birth pangs of capitalism, while polemically setting Nazi Germany as a continental land power against Britain and the United States as its maritime enemies.
The Concept of the Political: Expanded EditionUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - In addition to analysis by Leo Strauss and a foreword by Tracy B. 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. An essential update on a modern classic, The Concept of the Political, Expanded Edition belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in political theory or philosophy.
Strong placing schmitt’s work into contemporary context, this expanded edition also includes a translation of Schmitt’s 1929 lecture “The Age of Neutralizations and Depoliticizations, ” which the author himself added to the 1932 edition of the book. In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt argues that liberalism’s basis in individual rights cannot provide a reasonable justification for sacrificing oneself for the state—a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared.
Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of SovereigntyUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - Convinced that the state is governed by the ever-present possibility of conflict, Schmitt theorizes that the state exists only to maintain its integrity in order to ensure order and stability. Written in the intense political and intellectual tumult of the early years of the Weimar Republic, Political Theology develops the distinctive theory of sovereignty that made Carl Schmitt one of the most significant and controversial political theorists of the twentieth century.
Focusing on the relationships among political leadership, and the state of political emergency, the norms of the legal order, Schmitt argues in Political Theology that legal order ultimately rests upon the decisions of the sovereign. Suggesting that all concepts of modern political thought are secularized theological concepts, Schmitt concludes Political Theology with a critique of liberalism and its attempt to depoliticize political thought by avoiding fundamental political decisions.
Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty #ad - . According to schmitt, only the sovereign can meet the needs of an "exceptional" time and transcend legal order so that order can then be reestablished.
The Storm of Steel: Original 1929 Translation#ad - The book was first translated into english in 1929 by Basil Creighton, the acclaimed translator of many other classic works of German literature, and was widely hailed as a masterpiece. The original translation eventually fell out-of-print, and is now being made available for the first time in decades to allow a new generation of readers to experience the classic that introduced millions to one of Europe's greatest voices.
The storm of steel remains the definitive account of World War I, following Jünger through several major engagements as he develops from an eager young soldier into a battle-hardened officer. Originally published in 1920, the storm of steel is a first-hand account of World War I trench combat lifted from the diaries of Ernst Jünger, a German infantryman who would become one of Europe's most talented writers.
The Storm of Steel: Original 1929 Translation #ad - Subsequent revisions by the author removed many of the original editions' vivid descriptions of battle, and the nature of heroism, patriotism, along with his reflections on leadership, while later translations failed to compare to the original’s compelling and readable prose.
DictatorshipPolity #ad - Dictatorship is an essential book for understanding the work of Carl Schmitt and a major contribution to the modern theory of a democratic, constitutional state. Written shortly after the russian revolution and the First World War, Schmitt analyses the problem of the state of emergency and the power of the Reichspräsident in declaring it.
Now available in english for the first time, Dictatorship is Carl Schmitt’s most scholarly book and arguably a paradigm for his entire work. And despite being written in the early part of the twentieth century, it speaks with remarkable prescience to our contemporary political concerns. Dictatorship, schmitt argues, is a necessary legal institution in constitutional law and has been wrongly portrayed as just the arbitrary rule of a so-called dictator.
The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of DemocracyW. W. Norton & Company #ad - In this spirited work, lasch calls out for a return to community, schools that teach history not self-esteem, and a return to morality and even the teachings of religion. The revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy is riveting social commentary. He does this in a nonpartisan manner, and castigating those in power for the ever-widening gap between the economic classes, looking to the lessons of American history, which has created a crisis in American society.
A passionate, compelling, and disturbing argument that the ills of democracy in the United States today arise from the default of its elites. John gray, john judis wrote: "political analysts have been poring over exit polls and precinct-level votes to gauge the meaning of last November's election, New York Times Book Review front-page reviewIn a front-page review in the Washington Post Book World, but they would probably better employ their time reading the late Christopher Lasch's book.
The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy #ad - And in the national review, Robert Bork says The Revolt of the Elites "ranges provocatively and insightfully. Controversy has raged around lasch's targeted attack on the elites, and their abandonment of the middle class and poor, their loss of moral values, for he sets up the media and educational institutions as a large source of the problem.
Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of HistoryUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - For centuries, the history of the western world has been viewed from the Christian or classical standpoint—from a deep faith in the Kingdom of God or a belief in recurrent and eternal life-cycles. To develop this theory, karl löwith—beginning with the more accessible philosophies of history in the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries and working back to the Bible—analyzes the writings of outstanding historians both in antiquity and in Christian times.
The modern mind, however, is neither Christian nor pagan—and its interpretations of history are Christian in derivation and anti-Christian in result. Consequently, his view of history is confused. A book of distinction and great importance. The author is a master of philosophical interpretation, and each of his terse and substantial chapters has the balance of a work of art.
Meaning in History: The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History #ad - Helmut kuhn, Journal of Philosophy. Modern man sees with one eye of faith and one eye of reason.
Political Theology II: The Myth of the Closure of any Political TheologyPolity #ad - At a time of increasing visibility of religion in public debates and a realization that Schmitt is the major and most controversial political theorist of the twentieth century, this last book sets a new agenda for political theology today. In political theology ii, first published in 1970, a long journey comes to an end which began in 1923 with Political Theology.
. This translation makes available for the first time to the English-speaking world Schmitt's understanding of Political Theology and what it implies theologically and politically. The crisis at the beginning of the twenty-first century led to an increased interest in the study of crises in an age of extremes - an age upon which Carl Schmitt left his indelible watermark.
Political Theology II: The Myth of the Closure of any Political Theology #ad - Part polemic, part self-vindication for his involvement in the National Socialist German Workers' Party NSDAP, this is Schmitt's most theological reflection on Christianity and its concept of sovereignty following the Second Vatican Council. Political theology II is Carl Schmitt's last book.
Writings on WarPolity #ad - Writings on war will be essential reading for those seeking to understand the work of Carl Schmitt, the history of international law and the international system, and interwar European history. In place of these flawed systems, schmitt argues for a new planetary order in which neither collective security organizations nor 19th century empires, but Schmittian ‘Reichs' will be the leading subject of international law.
For schmitt, the jurisprudence of versailles and nuremberg both fail to provide for a stable international system, insofar as they attempt to impose universal standards of ‘humanity' on a heterogeneous world, and treat efforts to revise the status quo as ‘criminal' acts of war. Not only do these writings offer an erudite point of entry into the dynamic and charged world of interwar European jurisprudence; they also speak with prescience to a 21st century world struggling with similar issues of global governance and international law.
Writings on War #ad - Writings on war collects three of carl schmitt's most important and controversial texts, The Großraum Order of International Law, and The International Crime of the War of Aggression and the Principle "Nullum crimen, here appearing in English for the first time: The Turn to the Discriminating Concept of War, nulla poena sine lege".
Written between 1937 and 1945, these works articulate schmitt's concerns throughout this period of war and crisis, addressing the major failings of the League of Nations, and presenting Schmitt's own conceptual history of these years of disaster for international jurisprudence.
Has the West Lost It?: A ProvocationPenguin #ad - It's not comfortable reading, and it wasn't meant to be' Paul Kennedy, Director of International Security Studies and Professor of History at Yale University. We should all think of it as the cold shower that is urgently needed to revive the West' Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World'A powerful, disputatious book.
He examines the west's greatest follies of recent times: the humiliation of Russia at the end of the Cold War, and the invasion of Iraq after 9/11, which led to the rise of Putin, which destabilised the Middle East. How will the west react to its new status of superpower in decline? In Kishore Mahbubani's timely polemic, and crucially, politically and militarily, he argues passionately that the West can no longer presume to impose its ideology on the world, that it must stop seeking to intervene, in the affairs of other nations.
Has the West Lost It?: A Provocation #ad - Yet, which it must continue to promote, he argues, by diplomacy rather than force, essential to future world peace are the Western constructs of democracy and reason, via multilateral institutions of global governance such as the UN. In this brief book, he delivers some of his trademark analysis and pungent observations.
Only by recognising its changing status, he warns, and seeking to influence rather than dominate, can the West continue to play a key geopolitical role. Kishore mahbubani might well be the most intelligent, friendly and doggedly persistent critic of the West. The west's two-century epoch as global powerhouse is at an end.
A new world order, with China and India as the strongest economies, dawns.
Constitutional Theory e-Duke books scholarly collection.Duke University Press Books #ad - At the center of this interpretation lies his famous argument that the legitimacy of a constitution depends on a sovereign decision of the people. Schmitt is considered by many to be one of the most original—and, because of his collaboration with the Nazi party, controversial—political thinkers of the twentieth century.
In constitutional theory, Schmitt provides a highly distinctive and provocative interpretation of the Weimar Constitution. This volume also contains extensive editorial notes and a translation of the Weimar Constitution. Constitutional theory is a significant departure from Schmitt’s more polemical Weimar-era works not just in terms of its moderate tone.
Constitutional Theory e-Duke books scholarly collection. #ad - Through a comparative history of constitutional government in Europe and the United States, Schmitt develops an understanding of liberal constitutionalism that makes room for a strong, independent state. Carl schmitt’s magnum opus, constitutional Theory, was originally published in 1928 and has been in print in German ever since.
In addition to being subject to long-standing debate among legal and political theorists in Western Europe and the United States, Latin America, this theory of constitution-making as decision has profoundly influenced constitutional theorists and designers in Asia, and Eastern Europe. This volume makes schmitt’s masterpiece of comparative constitutionalism available to English-language readers for the first time.
This edition includes an introduction by jeffrey seitzer and Christopher Thornhill outlining the cultural, intellectual, examine its reception in the postwar era, and political contexts in which Schmitt wrote Constitutional Theory; they point out what is distinctive about the work, and consider its larger theoretical ramifications.