The book questions the concept of "the enemy," beginning with Carl Schmitt's famous notion that politics is the relationship of friend and enemy and that humanity is not a political concept. This book deconstructs this notion and views humanity at the center of a type of politics based on ethics.
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About the authors
Bruno Gulli is Assistant Professor at Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York, USA.
Book TitleHumanity and the Enemy
Book SubtitleHow Ethics Can Rid Politics of Violence
Copyright InformationPalgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.2014