Friday, December 01, 2006


"No, I don't have the least belief that one could consider our society democratic. [Laughs.] If one understands by democracy the effective exercise of power by a population which is neither divided nor hierarchically ordered in classes, it is quite clear that we are very far from democracy. It is only too clear that we are living under a regime of a dictatorship of class, of a power of class which imposes itself by violence, even when the instruments of this violence are institutional and constitutional; and to that degree, there isn't any question of democracy for us."

Foucault vs Chomsky 1971

or video of it here

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