The 2017 Telos Conference
Asymmetrical Warfare:
The Centrality of the Political to the Strategic
January 14–15, 2017
New York, NY

The 2017 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute conference will present a series of multidisciplinary historical, theoretical, and practical policy-oriented papers that examine the centrality of the political in the context of the nature, problems, and long-term implications of asymmetrical warfare.
Telos 175 · Summer 2016
Political Theory, Political Theology

Focusing on the intersection of politics, theory, religion, and theology, Telos 175 explores the end of the secularization thesis, the ways in which religion has extensively underpinned and informed structures of modernity, the targeting of religion by the world of theory, and a host of related political theoretical and political theological questions.
Read Russell A. Berman's introduction to Telos 175 here.
Land and Sea:
A World-Historical Meditation
by Carl Schmitt

Translated by Samuel Garrett Zeitlin
Edited and with Introductions by
Russell A. Berman and Samuel Garrett Zeitlin

Now available in a richly annotated English translation, Carl Schmitt’s Land and Sea outlines Schmitt’s views of world history, geopolitics, warfare, and the politics of space.
Sturm
by Ernst Jünger

Translated by Alexis P. Walker
With an Introduction by David Pan

Set in 1916 in the days before the Somme offensive, Ernst Jünger's World War I novella Sturm provides a vivid portrait of the front-line experiences of four German infantry officers and their company. Now available for the first time in English translation, Sturm tells a powerful story of war and its effects on the lives of the men who endure it.
Eumeswil
by Ernst Jünger

Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
With an Introduction by Russell A. Berman

Ernst Jünger's Eumeswil, a brilliant dystopian novel set in a totalitarian city-state in a post-apocalyptic future, presents a comprehensive synthesis of Jünger’s mature thought, with a special emphasis on the possibilities for individual freedom in a technologically monitored postmodern world.
 
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The Ambiguity of Sacrifice in a Post-Heroic Nation: A Military Perspective

By Rolf von Uslar

Most people think that the military is all about killing other people. I, on the contrary, follow van Creveld. He states that serving in the military means more to be prepared and willing to risk one's life then to endanger other lives. You could argue that military technology provides tools that have kinetic effects over huge distances without any risk . . . (continue reading)

Sacrifice and the Crypto-theologies of Management

By Philip Roscoe

Sacrifice, or at least the discourse of sacrifice, is a recognizable aspect of popular management discourse and management scholarship of the "post-bureaucratic" variety, especially popular in America from the 1980s to the 2000s. The absence of bureaucratic structures of command necessitates other forms of authority, and notions of sacrifice form part of the symbolic armory of the post-bureaucratic chief executive—though, . . . (continue reading)

Stirner and the Critique of Political Theology

By Saul Newman

When Carl Schmitt declared in Politische Theologie (1922) that "All significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts," one could be forgiven for thinking he was directly invoking Max Stirner, who, in Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum (1845), launched a devastating assault on the religious categories that haunted modern thought and politics. While Schmitt and . . . (continue reading)

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Telos has always celebrated rejuvenation and renewal, and in recent years we’ve embraced that change in a variety of ways. We’ve taken Telos online and digitized our complete archive, allowing institutional subscribers from around the world to access the journal over the Internet. We’ve created a regular conference series in New York City and another more recently in Europe, which have brought together an increasing number of scholars to discuss today’s critical issues in politics and philosophy . . . (continue reading)

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