liberalism

Six schemes for encoding the words "United States" via telegraphic messaging. Source: H. Nyquist, “Certain factors affecting telegraph speed,” Bell Syst. Tech. J., Apr. 1924, p. 338.

Juergen Habermas on the concept of "the Political" (Episode 9)

excerpted from http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2009/11/02/rethinking-secularism-audio/

Another Cultural Technologies Bootleg: This episode features German philosopher and social theorist Juergen Habermas's 2010 lecture on "'The Political': The Rational Meaning of a Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology" held at NYU. Habermas unpacks the merits and shortcomings of Carl Schmitt's concept of the political and flaws in Schmitt's account of the relation between European secularization and the rise of political liberalism.

Carl Schmitt and Technology: An Interview with John McCormick (Episode 8)

Carl Schmitt in 1904. Sourc: Noack, Carl Schmitt-Eine Biographie (1993), p. 181

John P. McCormick, author of Carl Schmitt's Critique of Liberalism: Against Politics as Technology, discusses renowned political theorist and fascist Carl Schmitt's troubling critique of liberal politics. We also discuss technology, Martin Heidegger, the Weimar Republic, Catholicism, Marxism, and why climate change can't be solved by a czar.

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