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Carl Schmitt and the Nature of Power with Nils Wegner

Carl Schmitt.

Nils Wegner joins Interregnum to talk about the life and ideas of Carl Schmitt. Join us as we discuss liberalism, authority, and the influence of one of the most controversial jurists of the past century on contemporary political thought.

  • 00:49 – Introductions
  • 4:35 – Carl Schmitt’s background
  • 17:38 – Schmitt and art, from poetry to Dadaism
  • 21:25 – The questions of liberalism and democracy
  • 45:06 – The state of exception
  • 53:56 – Schmitt’s idea of authority and the state
  • 1:09:44 – The liberal objection to Schmitt, and its counter
  • 1:23:21 – Schmitt and Catholicism

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