Tuesday, December 27

Can We Criticize Foucault?

"Since his death in 1984, Michel Foucault’s work has become a touchstone for the academic left worldwide. But in a provocative new book published in Belgium last month, a team of scholars led by sociologist Daniel Zamora raises probing questions about Foucault’s relationship with the neoliberal revolution that was just getting started in his last years. In an interview this month with the new French journal Ballast, Zamora discusses the book’s fascinating findings and what they mean for radical thought today. Below is the text of the interview, translated from French by Seth Ackerman. ..."
Jacobin: Foucault’s Responsibility
LARB: Searching for Foucault in an Age of Inequality
amazon: Foucault and Neoliberalism

2014 March: Semiotext(e), 2014 November: What Is Schizo-Culture? A Classic Conversation with William S. Burroughs, 2016 April: Anarchism and Friedrich Nietzsche