Putting Liberalism in Its Place
Princeton University Press, 2009 M01 10 - 336 páginas
In this wide-ranging interdisciplinary work, Paul W. Kahn argues that political order is founded not on contract but on sacrifice. Because liberalism is blind to sacrifice, it is unable to explain how the modern state has brought us to both the rule of law and the edge of nuclear annihilation. We can understand this modern condition only by recognizing that any political community, even a liberal one, is bound together by faith, love, and identity.
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Free speech, too, rests on a principle of liberal tolerance for difference. Intolerance appears at the margins of a field of tolerance. Those margins have moved substantially over the course of our history. Within our own community, ...
To understand the religious experience of the world, we cannot simply dismiss the belief that it is God who spoke; we cannot concentrate only on the content of that speech. For Americans, the polity has its origin in the speech of the ...
... to “tame” his friend-enemy distinction into a description of opposition within a democratic debate, that is, they have tried to deploy Schmitt within liberalism's preferred model of politics as speech. See, e.g., C. Mouffe, ...
Conversely, all law must show. of Schmitt is more radical. Politics, I argue in chap. 6, is not just speech, but the action that succeeds speech. 26 See William Lloyd Garrison, Resolution adopted by the Antislavery Society, Jan.
Conversely, all law must show itself, directly or indirectly, as the speech of the popular sovereign. Without that, what purports to be law is only “action under the color of law”; it is unconstitutional. More than theory is at stake ...
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