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  • Politics without Visionby Tracy B. Strong

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    From Plato through the nineteenth century, the West could draw on comprehensive political visions to guide government and society. Now, for the first time in more than two thousand years, Tracy B. Strong contends, we have lost our foundational supports. In the words of Hannah Arendt, the state of political thought in the twentieth and twenty-first... more...

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseauby Tracy B. Strong

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    In this book, Rousseau is understood as a theorist of the common person. For Strong, Rousseau resonates with Kant, Hegel, and Marx, but he is more modern like Emerson, Nietzsche, Eittegenstein, and Heidegger. Rousseau's democratic individual is an ordinary self, paradoxically multiple and not singular. In the course of exploring this contention, Strong... more...

  • The Many and the Oneby Richard Madsen; Tracy B. Strong

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    The war on terrorism, say America's leaders, is a war of Good versus Evil. But in the minds of the perpetrators, the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington were presumably justified as ethically good acts against American evil. Is such polarization leading to a violent "clash of civilizations" or can differences between ethical systems be... more...

  • Political Theologyby Carl Schmitt; George Schwab; Tracy B. Strong

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.00

    Written in the intense political and intellectual tumult of the early years of the Weimar Republic, Political Theology develops the distinctive theory of sovereignty that made Carl Schmitt one of the most significant and controversial political theorists of the twentieth century. Focusing on the relationships among political leadership, the norms... more...

  • The Concept of the Politicalby Carl Schmitt; George Schwab; Tracy B. Strong; Leo Strauss

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt argues that liberalism’s basis in individual rights cannot provide a reasonable justification for sacrificing oneself for the state—a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared. George Schwab’s introduction to his translation of the... more...

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