20 October 2007

Paging Carl Schmitt...

NSPD-51 and Rosenbaum's take on it from Slate.

Just the latest incidence of the ongoing tension between sovereignty and liberalism in international politics. (Am I overly obsessed with a question from this year's IR qualifying exams?)

"Sovereign is he who decides the exception..."

It is the policy of the United States to maintain a comprehensive and effective continuity capability composed of Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government programs in order to ensure the preservation of our form of government under the Constitution and the continuing performance of National Essential Functions under all conditions.

[...]The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government.

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