David Dyzenhaus
Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto

David Dyzenhaus is a professor of law and philosophy and holds the Albert Abel Chair of Law at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and lives in Ontario.

Written by David Dyzenhaus

Carl Schmitt addresses the German Industry and Trade Day at the Kroll Opera House, Berlin, 8 April 1930. Photo by Ullstein Bild/Getty

Essay/
Political philosophy
Lawyer for the strongman

Demagogues do not rise on popular feeling alone but on the constitutional ideas of Weimar and Nazi legal theorist Carl Schmitt

David Dyzenhaus