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Foucault, OWS, and the Nature of Power

Posted 8th May 2014 at 06:22 by MarcusJuniusBrutus

This is an essay I wrote for the liberal forum Democratic Underground.


December 18, 2011 at 8:47pm


During the second half of the last century, French philosopher Michel Foucault developed a revolutionary theory of power relationships. Previous theories like Marxism and liberalism describe power as emanating from concentrations of power in the form of economic, social, and political elites. This power descends from the rulers to subjugated classes. Even...
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State & State-Repression

Posted 22nd February 2013 at 14:28 by bad ideas actualised by alcohol

Spend quite a bit of time on this post, so I thought I should save it here for future reference.

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For marxists the state is "a product and a manifestation of the irreconcilability of class antagonisms. The state arises where, when and insofar as class antagonism objectively cannot be reconciled. And, conversely, the existence of the state proves that the class antagonisms are irreconcilable".(Lenin)
The state is thus an organ of class rule. However the state
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The Saga of Student Council

Posted 1st April 2009 at 01:57 by Pinko Panther (Confessions of a Middle-School Anarchist)
Updated 1st April 2009 at 02:29 by Pinko Panther

[FONT=Verdana]So, this is my first blog post. I figured it would be best to write about something that I know. This is the 100% true story of election season - 2009. (All names have been changed, even though no one was innocent.)[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]It started one ordinary day in January. I was picking up my backpack (complete with hand embroidered image of Che Guevara) when I heard a voice on the intercom. "All students who wish to run for student council must pick up the nomination...
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