Carl Schmitt Quote

The enemy is not merely any competitor or just any partner of a conflict in general. He is also not the private adversary whom one hates. An enemy exists only when, at least potentially, one fighting collectivity of people confronts a similar collectivity. The enemy is solely the public enemy, because everything that has a relationship to such a collectivity of men, particularly to a whole nation, becomes public by virtue of such a relationship.


The Concept of the Political (1927)

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The enemy is not merely any competitor or just any partner of a conflict in general. He is also not the private adversary whom one hates. An enemy...

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The enemy is not merely any competitor or just any partner of a conflict in general. He is also not the private adversary whom one hates. An enemy...

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The enemy is not merely any competitor or just any partner of a conflict in general. He is also not the private adversary whom one hates. An enemy...

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The enemy is not merely any competitor or just any partner of a conflict in general. He is also not the private adversary whom one hates. An enemy...