This kind of thinking is why the left never wins because it leaves people unsafe. Judith Butler’s quick blog note from Paris, which you can read here, is a snarky and superior critique of sovereign power and state authority, unhelpful because it does not address what she thinks should be the responsibility of a liberal state and its representatives to secure society except to pigeonhole the legitimate exercise of power under Schmittian categories as a form of fascism. As if looked upon as an inferior intellect, President Hollande she can only call a “buffoon,” which is quite nasty. In the real life against which the life of conceptual thinking stands itself, the death and dead weigh upon the politician, democratically elected, not upon the political philosopher. It’s one thing for a philosopher to take the time to “think.” But that eludes the question of political “action” which works according to a faster clock.