Link for something way over my head – Carl Schmitt

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/burt/spliceoflife/carlschmittconceptofthepolitical.pdf

Above is a link to a text that at times I found to be way over my head. I just had to read it for a class, but I found that the author was really superfluous with the words and, much like other political science literature in my opinion, he just clutters up the main idea. The use of big words in succession doesn’t impress anyone in my opinion it just makes it harder to read. My common sense says that political theorists would want their theories understood by as many people as possible but by using such technical and cluttered language it becomes difficult to focus and discern his point. Granted this was written in the early 1930’s but still it could be way simpler.

 

-Matt

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