Telos 178 · Spring 2017
Original Sin in Modernity

Telos 178 explores the complicated history of original sin in modernity, its influence and operation in modern politics and culture, and the important methodological questions it raises for political theology.
Read Steven Knepper and Robert Wyllie's introduction to Telos 178 here.

Mastering the Past:
Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
and the Rise of Illiberalism
by Ellen Hinsey

Through a series of eyewitness reports, Ellen Hinsey's Mastering the Past documents a critical shift in the Central and Eastern European political landscape: the rise of illiberalism. Available March 1.
Free Radicals:
Agitators, Hippies, Urban Guerrillas, and Germany’s
Youth Revolt of the 1960s and 1970s
by Elliot Neaman
With a Foreword by Timothy W. Luke

Elliot Neaman's Free Radicals presents a comprehensive panorama of the West German youth revolt in the 1960s,
as well as its subsequent fragmentation and descent into
terrorism in the 1970s.
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 Biopolitics of Asymmetry: Interrogating the Humanity of Drone Warfare

By Sarah Earnshaw

In response to a speech given by Obama in 2013 on his administration's counterterrorism policy, popularly referred to as his "drone speech," General William Nash commented that Obama "has begun the transition from a perpetual war to a more normalized security framework." I address this normalization of the categorization and control of life within a global threatscape. Much of the . . . (continue reading)

The Cyberwar at Home: Integration of Security and Counter-Terrorism Initiatives into Household and Personal Mobile Systems

By Jo Ann Oravec

Recent initiatives to utilize household and personal mobile technologies to further specific security, surveillance, and counter-terrorism objectives pose significant challenges to civil liberties and personal well-being. The social and political statuses of these technological systems are just emerging: they are rapidly being infused into home settings and mobile devices, apparently under the control of users but under at least the . . . (continue reading)

Telos 178 (Spring 2017): Original Sin in Modernity

By Steven Knepper and Robert Wyllie

Telos 178 (Spring 2017) is now available for purchase in our store. "If men were angels, no government would be necessary," James Madison famously writes in Federalist No. 51. The defectiveness of the human will and the human intellect make government necessary, whether in John Calvin's Sermon on the Galatians, which Madison echoes, in the locus classicus of this argument, Augustine's City . . . (continue reading)

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