This article traces back references to Leninism through Carl Schmitt's political philosophy. If Schmitt refers to several Marxist thinkers, Lenin is both the one he is the most interested in, and the one he rejects in the most radical fashion. At first admired for his notion of Dictatorship of the proletariat, then feared for his conceptualization of the enemy, his is finally rejected for his scandalous radical internationalism and its possible appropriation by colonized peoples. Thus, Schmittian critique will be used to reveal a new existential significance of the Marxist notion of internationalism.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Wretched of the nomos of the earth: Carl Schmitt facing Lenin and the scandal of internationalism|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Apr 2021|