Occidental Exile (baculus) wrote,
Occidental Exile
baculus

I have become uncomfortably numb.



During the last week I re-read Foucault's Discipline & Punish for a cultural history class. I felt a sense of vertigo reading an intellectual of the 1970s writing about torture, secret confinement and arbitrary power of national sovereigns as things that were part of the Western system of politics and jurisprudence three or four centuries earlier, and "now"--after two complete transformations of the penal process--literally inconceivable as a part of contemporary society.

Preach it, Brother Olbermann.
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic
  • 2 comments