Carl Schmitt and Political Theology

By Richard Sudworth in July 2014

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Richard Sudworth talks about Carl Schmitt and political theology.

Carl Schmitt was a conservative German philosopher and critic of liberalism, democracy and cosmopolitanism. He favoured constitutional authoritarianism, defined politics on the basis of the distinction between friends and enemies, and was an overt supporter of Nazism.

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Produced in July 2014. Provisional captions.

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