This is an interview with Michel Foucault conducted by H.Uno, translated by R Nakamura for Shûkan
posuto and published in August, 1979. In October, this timely if not prophetic text was translated from the French for openDemocracy by Colin Gordon.
An Open Source
(Technologies) Agency, far removed from the secret intelligence world, would
radically reduce wars and illegal immigration, increase trade and shared
prosperity, and convert the USA into a “Smart Nation”.
Democratic socialism does
not resonate positively in an America still overshadowed by decades of
anti-communism, but Sanders is tapping into deeply-rooted popular frustration
with inauthentic politicians.
Republicanism brings into sharp focus an articulation of common
freedoms strived for under extremely varying political conditions, in different
times and places, with the shared commonality of facing unequal odds.
On the tenth anniversary of Katrina, we republish an invitation to ponder the incapacity of the US government to respond to the disaster in New Orleans. What was at the root of that paralysis? From the archive, September 5, 2005.