This Day In History: 1888-07-11

1888: The philosopher and jurist Carl Schmitt is born in Plettenberg, Germany. An influential political philosopher and unrepentant National Socialist, after 1945 Schmitt spurned all offers of an academic career which were contingent on his submission to the occupation government and its “denazification” program. Choosing a simple life in his beloved German countryside, he would continue to write, influence others, and receive important intellectuals as guests until his death at age 96 in 1985.

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1888-07-11