Carl Schmitt and Authoritarian Liberalism

Strong State, Free Economy

Renato Cristi

Carl Schmitt and Authoritarian Liberalism
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Renato Cristi

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252 pages | 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 | © 1998
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780708314418 Published February 1998 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Philosophy and Social Criticism

“ . . . Cristi’s interpretation . . . represents the best discussion of Schmitt’s political theory in the English-speaking world to date . . . Contrary to the prevalent tendency to impute a substantive and unbroken continuity in Schmitt’s work, always anti-liberal, reactionary and anti-democrat, Cristi brilliantly illuminates its development, changes and shifting allegiances revealing its consistent animating tensions.” –Philosophy and Social Criticism

1     Crossing the Rubicon: Schmitt and the Nazi Revolution
2     Political Romanticism and the Catholic Counter-Revolution
3     Freedom and Authority: Complexio Oppositorum
4     Hegel contra Schmitt
5     Sovereignty and Constituent Power
6     The Constitution of Political Liberalism
7     Hayek contra Schmitt
8     The Concept of the Political
9     The Bridge over the Rubicon
Appendix: Carl Schmitt, Strong State and Sound
Economy: An Address to Business Leaders
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