A DEMOCRATIC DEPRECIATION OF THE POLITICAL (Demokratyczna dewaluacja politycznosci)
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The present paper tries to give a general answer to the question essentially connected with the mass democracy problem of politics using the Schmittian concept of 'das Politische'. The author seeks to differentiate between the party politics of contemporary democracy and the much profound sense of the political struggle which relies on the possibility of the friend-enemy division. In this context plenty of problems are arisen because of the present tendency of democratic polity, e.g. to deal badly with the political enemy like a personal foe rather than an adversary who deserves respect and formal treatment. As a result of that, such an adversary is being often humiliated by his opponents and the struggle turns into the grim and stubborn fight. According to the article thesis, such a situation used to be an outcome of the very structure of the mass democracy. That is why the political struggle seems to be often degenerated into the emotional and personal dispute. Therefore, the democratic scene is full of the quarrels which have nothing to do with the profound and existential meaning of the political fighting. The emotional anarchy of the democratic divisions turns to be much more perilous because of its inner tendency to destroy any transcendent and sovereign authority. The present paper is just devoted to the criticism of democracy as a polity wanting in defense power and spiritual values.
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