Foucault News

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

‘An incredible transformation’: how rehab, not prison, worked for a US Isis convert | US news | The Guardian Abdullahi Yusuf was having an identity crisis. Culturally marooned between home life with his traditional Somali parents and immersion in his everyday American school life in Minnesota, the Muslim teen gradually found his way to terrorist …

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Editor: An unfortunate flip remark from former Australian Labor Prime Minister. Kevin Rudd: Foucault’s more painful than the knife in my back The Sunday Times, November 19 2017. PDF of article Kevin Rudd, the Australian prime minister ousted by his deputy, tells Leaf Arbuthnot his Oxford PhD course can be brutal too, Kevin Rudd, the …

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Casey Williams, Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools? The Stone, The New York Times, April 17, 2017 Truth is pliable in Trumpland. In March, the president fired off a tweet accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, dismissed the …

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French intellectuals lament loss of influence as populism surges, Financial Times, 21 April 2017 National Front has given voice to much of working class once represented by the left Sipping a coffee at Le Rouge Limé café in central Paris, Michael Foessel, professor of philosophy at the École Polytechnique, harks back to a time when …

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France: Defection of the Leftist Intellectuals Research Paper from the CIA archives. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/05/13 !reformation available as of 15 November 1985 was used in this report. Scope note Intellectuals have traditionally played an influential role in French political life. Even though they have seldom sought a direct part in formulating policy, …

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‘Society Must Be Defended’ By Scott Jaschik January 16, 2017, Inside Higher Ed Anthropologists and other scholars plan read-in of Michel Foucault to mark inauguration of Donald Trump. Many groups of scholars and writers are planning teach-ins or readings for Friday, the day Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States. …

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Colin Gordon, “Brexit Means Brexit Means Nothing” 14/07/2016 on academia.edu This note is a postscript to my earlier piece “The Will of the people in post – truth times”, Apart from its oversexed headline and the now outdated speculations about the future of a certain individual, this piece by Sean O’Grady in The Independent seemed …

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Colin Gordon, The will of the people in post-truth times. Notes on the current situation (2016) Full text on academia.edu 10th July 2016 Daniel Cohn-Bendit gave an interview this week on French TV, discussing Brexit, referendums and democracy, in which he said that “we should stop saying that the people is always right”.1 Should we …

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