Glen Beck updates Schmitt

Feb 1, 2011

Today in my SF class the students discussed Schmitt’s Concept of the Political in the context of Watchmen and the Battlestar Galactica episode “33.” So when links to this Glen Beck video started filling up my twitter feed, I thought I might post it as an example of Schmittian conceptions of politics. But then I realized it was something far more profound: the necessity of theorizing the “frenemy.”

Discuss. Or not.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.