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Schmitt, Soberania e o Estado Profundo

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Em Teologia Política, seu pequeno livro sobre o conceito de soberania, Carl Schmitt afirma que “Soberano é aquele que decide sobre o Estado de Exceção” [1]. Soberania significa autoridade política suprema, por oposição à sujeição política. Em uma sociedade, o soberano é o governante, por oposição ao governado. Uma nação soberana se governa, por oposição a ser governada por outros.

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Schmitt, Sovereignty, & the Deep State

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In Political Theology, his short book on the concept of sovereignty, Carl Schmitt states that: “Sovereign is he who decides on the exception.”[1] Sovereignty means supreme political authority, as opposed to political subjection. Within a society, the sovereign is the ruler, as opposed to the ruled. A sovereign nation rules itself, as opposed to being ruled by others.

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Does Identity Depend on Sovereignty?

Roland (right) receives the sword, Durandal, from the hands of Charlemagne (left)

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Translated by Greg Johnson

Author’s Note:

I reproduce here in full a seminal article that I published in Le Figaro on February 1, 1999, under the title: “Sovereignty is not Identity.” This article was part of the debate provoked by the Amsterdam Treaty and discussions about the future EU. Read more …

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Letter to My Friends on Identity & Sovereignty

Charlemagne by Albrecht Dürer, circa 1512

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Translated by Greg Johnson

When you belong to a nation associated with St. Louis, Philip the Fair, Richelieu, Louis XIV, or Napoleon, a country which in the late 17th century, was called the “great nation” (the most populated and most dangerous), it is cruel to recount the history of repeated setbacks: the aftermath of Waterloo, 1870, 1940, and again in 1962, the ignominious end of French rule in Algeria. A certain pride necessarily suffers. Read more …

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