Is it really Foucaut’s fault?

In a thought-provoking op-ed in The Guardian, Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora write We are perhaps living at the end of politics,” Michel Foucault wrote in the late 1970s. With the exhaustion of utopias and radical alternatives to capitalism, what was now at stake, he memorably wrote, was to develop “new types, new kinds of relations to ourselves”. Political advancement is not delivered through “parties, trade unions, bureaucracy and politics any more”, he wrote. Instead, politics has become “an individual, moral concern”. — and then go on to lay the current trends of self-centred «progressivism» at the philosopher’s feet. I’m not…

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