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20.9.2015

Birth of a NeoCon


The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979 by Michel Foucault
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Biopolitics? I know... Forget the title: these lectures deal with liberalism, or neoliberalism, and little else. They are "Foucault's sole incursion into the the field of contemporary history throughout his teaching at the Collège de France." The book makes you wish he had gone further down that road. Maybe he got scared of what he was getting into, what he was turning into. Spooky! Handle with care. "There is a refusal to 'recognize that the rise of Fascism and Nazism was not a reaction against the socialist trends of the preceding period, but a necessary outcome of those tendencies.'" (190)

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