Mark S. Weiner

Posts Tagged ‘Carl Schmitt’

Trumpism and the Philosophy of World Order

In Constitutional law, Europe, Germany, International law, Rule of law on July 23, 2018 at 5:21 pm

I have a short essay today in Project Syndicate called “Trumpism and the Philosophy of World Order.”

This piece follows a commentary that I wrote for Project Syndicate some time back about Trumpism and the philosophy of history, as well as an essay for the Niskanen Center and a talk for the most recent annual conference of Telos about Trumpism, historical consciousness, and climate change denial.

More on Trumpism and Historical Consciousness—and an Announcement

In Constitutional law, Germany, Video on March 27, 2018 at 11:33 am

This video includes my reflections on Trumpism and historical consciousness at the 2018 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute conference. The talk was part of a panel about U.S. political movements, with fellow panelists Tim Luke, David Pan, and Russell Berman. My remarks begin at about 13:50.

At the end of the talk, I had a bit of a slip of the tongue and referred to Bernhard Schlink, author of The Reader, as Prof. Carl Schmitt—which he most definitely is not!

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I am very pleased to share the good news that in 2018-19, I will be the Fulbright Uppsala University Distinguished Chair in American Studies. I’m looking forward to getting to know my new colleagues and students in Sweden!

Climate Change Denial as Historical Consciousness

In Environment, Legal Philosophy on November 10, 2017 at 7:25 am

Today in the Open Society series of the Niskanen Center, I argue that climate change denial is a central form of historical consciousness under Trumpism. You can find the essay here.