John Morgan and Roman Bernard join Richard to discuss Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008), political philosophy, the illusions of anarchy, and the contradictory nature of sovereignty.

Notes

Tim Burton’s Batman (1989))
Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political (1932)
Zarathustra’s “pale criminal”
Hobbes and liberalism
Robert Pippin on The Searchers
“Batman’s gun”
Fredric Wertham
The Allegory of Good and Bad Government (1339)
Hephaestus