Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
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If Michel Foucault were writing today ....

Per an article in the New York Times, Stanley Fish notes "Michel Foucault made a career of observing that modern techniques of regulation are more far-reaching and consequential than the old way of keeping people in line with guns and clubs, especially when they are imposed for your own good and for the good of society. He would have had a field day with recycling and would no doubt have written a book (maybe he did and I missed it while sorting the garbage), entitled, perhaps, 'The Archaeology of Waste.' "

I like recycling but Mr. Fish does really capture how I feel strangled by this movement to ever higher levels of environmental and social purity in so many aspects of everyday life.
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