Part 1 - Politics as Conflict: Conflict as a Vocation: Schmitt, Lyotard, Luhmann; A Just War? Or Just a War? Schmitt vs Habermas; So You Say You Want a Revolution: Brecht vs Brecht.Part 2 - Sovereignty and Original Sin: Guilt as Religion: Benjamin; From Sovereign Ban to Banning Sovereignty: Agamben; Persistent Sovereignty: Hardt and Negri. Part 3 - Even Unto the End of the World: 'For There is no Difference Between the Jew and the Greek': The Legacy of St Paul; Human Rights as Geopolitics: from Vitoria to Rawls.
William Rasch, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of Germanic Studies at Indiana University.