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At about three minutes he starts talking about ableism.

Main lesson: Let's raid history. It did have some good ideas.
Interesting Ylva, had a friend who was a history major who talked about Foucault as if he were a sort of god. His ideas are interesting and the video is a 'tongue in cheek' look at a philosopher's life, also watched the other on Nietzsche.

Sometimes when you know about the way their lives worked out, you understand why they came to the conclusions they did. To a certain extent he did have good ideas, and everyone should learn from history's mistakes and successes.
Thank you for posting this. He seems like a good figure to research. I have noticed what he says about the apparent niceness of power, and Noam Chomsky comments on it as well. Chomsky says that maintaining social control by means of force is no longer even possible, and so systems of power have now begun investing heavily in persuasion. In spite of this change in methodology, power is just as brutal and violent as it ever has been, it's just that, as Foucault says, it's all behind closed doors.

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