Saturday, 30 December 2000

From "Political Theology"

By Carl Schmitt.

[…] the old definition, in phraseological variants, is always repeated: Sovereignty is the highest, legally independent, underived power […] It utilizes the superlative, “the highest power,” to characterize a true quantity, even though from the standpoint of reality, which is governed by the law of causality, no single factor can be picked out and accorded such a superlative. In political reality there is no irresistible highest or greatest power that operates according to the certainty of natural law.

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