The Jury Talks Back

2/18/2009

The Unliberal Nature of Man

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fritz @ 11:12 am

From Notes on Schmitt’s Essay by Leo Strauss in Carl Schmitt’s The Concept of the Political:

Hobbes differs from developed liberalism only, but certainly, by his knowing and seeing against what the liberal ideal of civilization has to be persistently fought for: not merely against rotten institutions, against the evil will of a ruling class, but against the natural evil of man; in an unliberal world Hobbes forges ahead to lay the foundation of liberalism against the—sit venia verbo—unliberal nature of man, whereas later men, ignorant of their premises and goals, trust in the original goodness (based on God’s creation and providence) of human nature or, on the basis of natural-scientific neutrality, nurse hopes for an improvement of nature, hopes unjustified by man’s experience of himself. Hobbes, in view of the state of nature, attempts to overcome the state of nature within the limits in which it allows being overcome, whereas later men either dream up a state of nature or, on the basis of a supposed deeper insight into history and therewith into the essence of man, forget the state of nature (Schmitt, 1996, 92).

Free Speech Isn’t Fair

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amphipolis @ 6:44 am

Especially on the Internet.

the chairman has made it clear that oversight of the Internet is one of his top priorities

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Thanks to the stimulus package, we’ve established that broadband networks — the Internet — are critical, national infrastructure. We think that gives us an opening to look at what runs over that critical infrastructure.


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