This paper seeks to stress a passage from Political Theology: “exception in jurisprudence is analogous to the miracle in theology.” Carl Schmitt never gave further details about what he wished to say with this statement. Eric L. Santner and Bonnie Honig brought some light to this short but puzzling sentence. My aim is to bring a new contribution following Santner and Honig, but I will include the lessons from Jacques Lacan in my presentation. The question that I will try to answer is: is there a miracle structure in a decision process to establish a democracy? For Lacan, roughly speaking, the psychoanalytical act is revolutionary, but how can we take it to the streets?
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