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The Essential Foucault by Michel Foucault
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Michel Foucault
“And the good ruler is precisely the one who exercises his power as it ought to be exercised, that is, simultaneously exercising his power over himself. And it is the power over oneself that thus regulates one's power over others.”
Michel Foucault, The Essential Foucault: Selections from Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984

Michel Foucault
“The necessity of reform mustn't be allowed to become a form of blackmail serving to limit, reduce, or halt the exercise of criticism. Under no circumstance should one pay attention to those who tell one "Don't criticize, since you are not capable of carrying out a reform." that's ministerial cabinet talk. Critique doesn't have to be the premise of a deduction that concludes, "this then is what needs to be done." It should be an instrument of those who fight, who resist and refuse what is...”
Michel Foucault, The Essential Foucault: Selections from Essential Works of Foucault, 1954-1984


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