The Concept of the Political by Carl Schmitt

The Concept of the Political by Carl Schmitt

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    Nobody criticizes and attacks liberalism quite as well as Carl Schmitt does in this book. 'The Concept of the Political' is simply one of the greatest foundational political texts for the authentic, dissident Right that exists. Schmitt lays his case out very clear that liberalism's main goal is to depoliticize the world, but in so doing, it simply creates new enemies, thus highlighting its own inherent shallowness and emptiness.
    My favourite quite is from page 34: "Just because a people no longer has the strength or the will to remain in the sphere of the political, does not make the political disappear from the world. Only a weak people disappears."
    Buy the Antelope Hill edition of 'The Concept of the Political'. The so called 'mainstream' edition, the George Schwab translation, is badly translated and is book ended by, to say the least, unhelpful and distracting essays written by the actual ideological enemies of Schmitt, particularly Leo Strauss.
    The authentic Rightist will find in Schmitt's description of the 'concept of the political', the friend/enemy distinction, a valuable ideological and political framework for navigating the troubled political landscape of our world today.