Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Editor: I am working on amalgamating my old Foucault resources site with Foucault News and am bringing across the ‘quotes of the month’ from the old site as ‘quotes of the week’ here. I have commented briefly on some of these quotations (as well as others) on my own personal writing blog. You can find what I have brought across from my old site so far under ‘Foucault resources’ in the top menu bar (more to come).

‘It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them.’

Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, (2011) [1974]. Human Nature: Justice vs Power. The Chomsky-Foucault Debate(London: Souvenir Press), Edited by Fons Elders, p. 49.

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