Carl Schmitt Today

schmitt-front_1Alain de Benoist

London: Arktos, 2013
108 pages

paperback only: $17 

“Alain de Benoist’s Carl Schmitt Today is a brief, lucid, and topical exposition to Carl Schmitt’s central ideas about enmity, conflict, and geopolitics. Although middlebrow journalists on the Left have sought to smear the administration of George W. Bush by associating his ‘war on terror’ with the ‘Nazi’ Schmitt, Benoist shows us that, in truth, Schmitt’s thinking offers us unparalleled insights into the nature and ultimate futility of America’s quest for global hegemony. This is an ideal introduction to Schmitt’s work, demonstrating both its timeless profundity and its relevance to today’s headlines.” — Greg Johnson, author of New Right vs. Old Right

CONTENTS

A Note from the Editor
Introduction: “Just War,” Terrorism, State of Emergency, “The Nomos of the Earth”
1. From “Regulated War” to the Return of the “Just War”
2. From Partisan to “Global” Terrorist
3. From a “Case of Emergency” to a Permanent State of Emergency
4. On the Land/Sea Duality in the New “Nomos of the Earth”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alain de Benoist was born on 11 December 1943. He is married and has two children. He has studied law, philosophy, sociology, and the history of religions in Paris. A journalist and a writer, he is the editor of two journals: Nouvelle Ecole (since 1968) and Krisis (since 1988). His main fields of interest include the history of ideas, political philosophy, classical philosophy, and archaeology. He has published more than fifty books and three thousand articles. He is also a regular contributor to many French and European publications, journals, and papers (including Valeurs Actuelles, Le Spectacle du Monde, Magazine-Hebdo, Le Figaro-Magazine, in France, Telos in the United States, and Junge Freiheit in Germany). In 1978 he received the Grand Prix de l’Essai from the Academie Francaise for his book Vu de droite: Anthologie critique des idees contemporaines (Paris: Copernic, 1977). He has also been a regular contributor to the radio program France-Culture and has appeared in numerous television debates.

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