Features January 2020
The enemy is an idea
On the notion of a “liberal international order.”
The enemy is an idea—at least in part.
But who speaks of “enemies” anymore? Isn’t the human race beyond such low, petty, potentially violent concerns?
No. It will never be. It cannot be. As long as there will be man, he will have friends and enemies—individual men no less than groups of men.
Lately a group of dishonest men have taking to dismissing this concern as “Schmittian,” after the German political philosopher Carl Schmitt....
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