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Carl Schmitt on liberalism, democracyand catholicism

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Contrary to what most of his critics maintain, democracy and not liberalism is, in my view, the main target of Schmitt's intellectual work during the Weimar period. My interpretation of his Parlamentarismus is aimed at proving this point.

Keywords: Donoso Cortes; Weimar constitution; catholicism; commissarial dictatorship; constitution; decisionism; democracy; dictatorship; liberalism; monarchical principle; political theology; romanticism; sovereign dictatorship; sovereignty of the people

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Wilfrid Laurier University.

Publication date: February 1, 1993

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