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From the 2011 Telos Conference:Interview with David Pan

In this video, Adrian Pabst interviews David Pan about the current issue of Telos, a special issue about Carl Schmitt’s Hamlet or Hecuba: The Intrusion of the Time into the Play. David has translated Schmitt’sHamlet or Hecuba and also co-edited the special issue together with Julia Lupton. The significance of this book for a proper understanding and assessment of Schmitt’s oeuvre can hardly be overstated. It highlights the centrality of culture and literature in his political thought, including the role of myth, theater, representation, and tragedy. The conversation with David also touches on the concrete contemporary relevance of these themes for politics, in particular a broader notion of truth and values than technocracy or managerialism.

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