Day 8, No. 8. Michel Foucault

Michel FoucaultHAIRCUT 100: Day 8, No. 8. Michel Foucault (1926 – 1984): philosopher, historian, political activist, S&M cruiser, tireless campaigner for dissident causes, bestselling author, and a man who believed that the Marquis de Sade ‘had not gone far enough.’ The relationship between power and knowledge lies at the heart of all Foucault’s work, and how that power is used to control and define ‘scientific knowledge’ as a means of social control. ‘I am no doubt not the only one who writes in order to have no face. Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same: leave it to our bureaucrats and our police to see that our papers are in order.’

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