A Hip-Hoppers Guide to Carl Schmitt

Carl Schmitt was a controversial German jurist who made valuable contributions to political philosophy. His writings were academic in nature. Yet can we discuss Schmitt in more ‘down-to-earth’ language? One will give it a spin and attempt to break it down. 


Westphalia in Germany was the place where Schmitt’s first and last cribs were located. He had many other cribs in between.

Back in the day he was a neo-Kanitan when it came to law but then he became a concrete-order decisionist after meeting his boy Hugo am Zehnhoff.

He was a realist, so one could definitely say that Schmitt was foreal.

His great rival was the Liberal Hans Kelsen, whom Schmitt used to regularly diss.

Schmitt was all that and was dope. Many other players in the worlds of economics, philosophy, and other fields recognised Schmitt as a Don who had major street cred. Those like Hannah Arendt would have said word is bond (or words to the effect) upon reading him.

Schmitt’s writings demonstrated his mad skillz and one could say his style had flava and was tight.

Schmitt believed that beef between nations was inevitable and that countries were basically crews who would go buck wild. The Crips and Bloods would have made perfect sense to Schmitt. Check out Concept of the Political.

Schmitt represented to the fullest, particularly in books like The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy and Roman Catholicism and Political Form.

Amongst those Schmitt gave a holla out to were the Spanish diplomat Donoso Cortes and the French counter-revolutionary Joseph De Maistre.

After WWII Schmitt stayed on the down low because of his pre-war association with the National Socialist crew. The National Socialists had a tendency to go off. But they were never really his peeps. 

His popularity is on the rise so you could say yes yes yall and you don’t stop ….

Colm Gillis is an Irish-born writer who has written two books on ‘history of ideas’ type topics. His latest book is The Exceptionally Decisive Carl Schmitt which can be viewed here.

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