The Challenge of the Exception: An Introduction to the Political Ideas of Carl Schmitt Between 1921 and 1936 (W/A New Introd)


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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6.14 X 9.21 X 0.5 inches | 0.98 pounds

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About the Author

GEORGE SCHWAB is Professor of History at the City University of New York (Graduate Center and City College) and Senior Vice President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, of which he was a co-founder with the late Hans J. Morgenthau. Mr. Schwab is a recipient of a number of grants and the author, editor, and translator of numerous works on great power rivalry, legal and political theory, and German history. His publications include Eurocommunism (Greenwood Press, 1981) and United States Foreign Policy at the Crossroads (Greenwood Press, 1982).


"The work of Professor George Schwab, which, while once highly controversial, is now largely accepted by Schmitt specialists."-John Stroup, Rice University
"The burgeoning of Schmitt studies in the United States today is no doubt due primarily to Schwab, who virtually alone has pioneered that effort."-G. L. Ulmen, New York
"The Challenge of the Exception is a truly 'pioneering' work by a student who dared to take a detached scholarly approach to Schmitt."-Joseph W. Bendersky, Virginia Commonwealth University
"The Challenge of the Exception was the first book on Carl Schmitt's thought to appear in English. It is not likely to lose its place as the first source for work on this important thinker."-Ellen Kennedy, University of Pennsylvania