Paul W. Kahn


On his book Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty

Cover Interview of April 24, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Political theory must turn from reason to will, from abstract norms to the free decision.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“A modern political theology is not about the relation of the church to the state, but rather about the nature of our secular faith in the popular sovereign.”

On the second:

“An exception is an act taken with respect to a norm but not determined by the norm.  The exception is neither arbitrary nor determined.  It is precisely the act of a free subject.”