Power, Politics, and Morality
Among the most serious criticisms of liberal democratic theory during the past century is that its tendency to moralize politics has left it increasingly unable to cope with the reality of power. The most influential criticism of the moralization of liberal political theory has been mounted by the school of thought inspired by the work of Carl Schmitt. The conference explored the central elements of Schmitt’s critique and the responses offered by Michael Oakeshott and Friedrich Hayek.
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