[Marxism] Responses to Carl Schmitt from the Revolutionary Left?

Sean Andrews cultstud76 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 05:44:43 MST 2012


I also forgot to mention Chantel Mouffe's work on Schmitt.  Return of
the Political is in explicit conversation with him, Democratic Paradox
has some strains still running through it, and I believe Mouffe edited
a volume or two of essays analyzing him from the left.

S

On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 20:55, Sean Andrews <cultstud76 at gmail.com> wrote:
> there is also an interesting use of Schmitt in China Mieville's
> /Between Equal Rights/ which is a Marxist interpretation of
> international relations. He begins from the concept of the Nomos,
> IIRC.
>
> On 02/05/2012, Steffan Wyn-Jones <mrpettymrsmorse at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>> In addition to Teschke's work (he's currently writing a book which will
>> extend his critique of Schmitt), I also recently read a book by
>> Jean-Francois Drolet called 'American Neoconservatism: The Politics and
>> Culture of a Reactionary Idealism,' which deals with the link between
>> Schmitt and Leo Strauss. The second chapter in the book is an excellent
>> essay on the Schmitt/Strauss critique of the liberal state. Drolet is not a
>> Marxist, and the book is mainly textual analysis, but I found the early part
>> useful as an exposition of Schmitt's thought, the link to Strauss, and the
>> brutalism of this type of philosophy (re: 'decisionism'). Best wishes,
>> Steff.
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