Carl Schmitt
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Philosophy of Politics
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Synopsis:
  • Critique of Liberalism
  • The political is, ultimately, a friend/enemy distinction
  • Armed force used to be a means to achieve limited territorial goals
  • European nation-states fought territorial wars
  • Wars became increasingly ideological
  • America developed a universal friend/enemy distinction
  • America makes a universal claim for its moral values ("liberal democracy")
  • The American wars became a crusade for universal goodness against a criminalized enemy
  • America's mission became to export "liberal democracy"
  • American politics tends toward a universal state
  • Soviet expansionism was a primitive military despotism
  • American expansionism is ideological in nature

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