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Theory of the Partisan by Dr. Carl Schmitt

Theory of the Partisan by Dr. Carl Schmitt

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"The point of departure for our reflections on the problem of the partisan is the guerrilla war that the Spanish people conducted in the years 1808 to 1813 against the army of a foreign conqueror. "
"The point of departure for our reflections on the problem of the partisan is the guerrilla war that the Spanish people conducted in the years 1808 to 1813 against the army of a foreign conqueror. "

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The Theory of the Partisan
A Commentary/Remark on the Concept of the Political
C
ARL
S
CHMITT
Translated by A. C. Goodson, Michigan State University, East Lansing
 Dedicated to Ernst Forsthoff on his 60th Birthday, 13 September 1962
[7]
PREFATORYNOTE
This treatise on
The Theory of the Partisan
has its origin in two lectures givenin spring 1962, on 15 March in Pamplona at the invitation of EstudioGeneral de Navarra, and on 17 March at the University of Saragossa, in thecontext of the events of the
Cátedra Palafox,
on the invitation of its director,Professor Luis García Arias. The lecture appeared in the publications of the
Cátedra
in late 1962.The subtitle,
 A Commentary/Remark on the Concept of the Political,
isexplained by the specific date of the publication. The publishers are mak-ing the text of my essay of 1932 accessible again at this time. In recent
The Theory of the Partisan: A Commentary/Remark on the Concept of the Political,
by Carl Schmitt (Berlin:Duncker & Humblot, 1963). English translation © Michigan State University Press, 2004. Bracketed num-bers in the text refer to page numbers in the original German edition.
 
decades several corollaries to this theme have emerged. The present treat-ment of the subject is not one of these, but a free-standing work which—though only in a sketchy way—issues unavoidably in the problem of thedistinction between friend and enemy. I, therefore, want to bring out thiselaboration of my lectures of early 1962 in the unassuming form of anintervention, with the idea of making it accessible to all of those who havebeen following so far the difficult earlier discussion of the concept of thepolitical.
February 1963,
Carl Schmitt
TABLEOFCONTENTS
 Introduction
A Look at the Situation in 1808/13Scope of InquiryThe Word and the Concept of the PartisanA Look at the International Legal Position
 Development of the Theory
Prussian Mistreatment of PartisanshipThe Partisan as Prussian Ideal in 1813 and the Turn to TheoryFrom Clausewitz to LeninFrom Lenin to Mao Tse-tungFrom Mao Tse-tung to Raoul Salan
 Aspects and Concepts of the Last Stage
The Spatial AspectShattering Social StructuresThe World-Political ContextThe Technical AspectLegality and LegitimacyThe Real EnemyFrom the Real to the Absolute Enemy[10]
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[11] I
NTRODUCTION
 A Look at the Situation in 1808/13
The point of departure for our reflections on the problem of the partisan isthe guerrilla war that the Spanish people conducted in the years 1808 to1813 against the army of a foreign conqueror. In this war, for the first time,a people—a pre-bourgeois, pre-industrial, and pre-conventional people—clashed with a modern army. New spaces of/for war emerged in theprocess, and new concepts of warfare were developed along with a newdoctrine of war and politics.The partisan fights irregularly. But the distinction between regular andirregular battle depends on the degree of regularity [
 Präzision des Regulären
]. Only in modern forms of organization—stemming from thewars of the French Revolution—does this distinction find its concrete man-ifestation and with it also its conception. In all ages of mankind and itsmany wars and battles there have been rules of battle and war, and of coursedisregard and transgression of these rules. Especially in times of generaldissolution, as during the Thirty Years’ War (1618–48) in Germany, as wellas in all civil and colonial wars in world history, there have been occur-rences that could be called partisan. It has to be taken into account, how-ever, that for a theory of the partisan as a whole, the force and significanceof his irregularity is determined by the force and significance of the regularthat is challenged by him. It is in this respect that this regularity of the state[
dieses Reguläre des Staates
] and of the military in Napoleonic France receivea new and exact determinateness. The innumerable Indian Wars conductedby white conquerors against American redskins [
 Rothäute
] from the seven-teenth to the nineteenth [12] century, but also the methods of the riflemenin the American War of Independence against the regular English army(1774–83), and the civil war in the Vendée between Chouans and Jacobins(1793–96), still belong all to the pre-Napoleonic stage. The new art of wararose in Napoleon’s regular army as a response to new, revolutionary waysof fighting. To a Prussian officer of the period, the whole Napoleonic cam-paign against Prussia in 1806 appeared to be a case of “partisanship on alarge scale” [
eine Parteigängerei im Großen
].
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