Roger Scruton’s whitewashing of the die-hard Nazi Carl Schmitt


I teach a course here on Jurisprudence where I lecture upon the differences between Conservativism and Neo-Conservativism. Towards that end, I just read Roger Scruton’s new book on “Conservativism” that was published in Great Britain by Profile Books Ltd. in 2017. Scruton is supposed to be one of the leading Conservative Theorists in the West and certainly in Britain and also in the United States where his book was republished by St. Martin’s Press in 2018. Yet Scruton maliciously and deliberately and knowingly whitewashed the die-hard Nazi Carl Schmitt on page 100 of his US book in the following language: “{Leo} Strauss was influenced…by the radical German constitutional theorist Carl Schmitt (1888-1986)….”

Scruton knows full well that Schmitt was the most die-hard Nazi law professor of that benighted era who justified every hideous atrocity Hitler and the Nazis inflicted on everyone, including the Jews. Scruton is a Traitor to his own British People who suffered so much at the hands of the Nazis like Schmitt!

Scruton’s whitewashing of the die-hard Nazi Schmitt is part of the longstanding Campaign by the Straussian Neo-Conservatives to rehabilitate their Founder and Mentor the Die-Hard Nazi Schmitt in order to render the Nazi Schmitt and his Nazi Ideas respectable to normal intellectual and academic and political and legal discourse these days in the West and especially in Britain and the United States–as Scruton just did. Scruton is not a Conservative. Scruton is a Straussian Neo-Conservative following in the footsteps of their Founder and Mentor Schmitt the die-hard Nazi whom Scruton whitewashed. Q.E.D. I am also appalled that a British publishing House like Profile Books would let Scruton get away with whitewashing a die-hard Nazi like Schmitt. Have they no shame?

Professor Francis A. Boyle is an international law expert and served as Legal Advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization and Yasser Arafat on the 1988 Palestinian Declaration of Independence, as well as to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations from 1991 to 1993, where he drafted the Palestinian counter-offer to the now defunct Oslo Agreement. His books include “ Palestine, Palestinians and International Law” (2003), and “ The Palestinian Right of Return under International Law” (2010).


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