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The Anglo-American Reception Of Carl Schmitt From The 1930s To The Early 2000s, Benjamin T. Watkins Dec 2015

The Anglo-American Reception Of Carl Schmitt From The 1930s To The Early 2000s, Benjamin T. Watkins

History Theses

This thesis examines the Anglo-American reception, from the 1930s to the early 2000s, of the ideas of the German political theorist Carl Schmitt. The introduction provides an overview the key concepts in Schmitt’s writings in the 1920s. Chapter one examines Schmitt’s influence on the German-Jewish émigré political theorists Leo Strauss and Hans Morgenthau, in an attempt to explain how Schmitt’s ideas were initially transported from Germany to the U.S. The second chapter is a more detailed case study of the American leftist journal, Telos, which played a key role in introducing Schmitt’s writings to a ...


Neo-Liberalism And Its Discontents: Assessing The Aftermath Of The Soviet Collapse, Scott Elias Mar 2012

Neo-Liberalism And Its Discontents: Assessing The Aftermath Of The Soviet Collapse, Scott Elias

The Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies

According to conventional Western narratives, the collapse of the Soviet Union brought with it economic prosperity, social progress, and greater European unity. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Soviet collapse, and is therefore an occasion reflect on the significance of this event. This paper rejects the conventional narrative of Soviet collapse and posits an alternative, darker narrative: the Soviet collapse was a geopolitical disaster in which durable authoritarianism persisted alongside neoliberal policies that dismantled the former Communist social safety nets and contributed to the rise of jungle capitalism. I argue that the Cold War was not simply a ...