In one of his most famous book, Der Begriff des Politischen, Carl Schmitt wrote that the one of the essential debate on political refers to the differentiation between friend and enemy. This affirmation has been repeated over the decades. Nonetheless, Jacques Derrida has demonstrated a crucial mistake on Schmitt's notion of the political. In his seminar “The politics of friendship,” Derrida went to the bottom of the question and bearded out the right idea of friend/enemy relationship since the Ancient Greek. In the present panel, I wish to explore effects in the literature provoked by Schmitt's misread. Further, I intend to actualize this subject and to make clear that there are other paths to look into this utter relevant topic.
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