Monday, April 6, 2015

Quoted: Daniel Zamora on Foucualt, neoliberalism, and the shortcomings of the intellectual left

The intellectual left unfortunately has not always managed to do likewise. It has often remained trapped in a “school” attitude, refusing a priori to consider or debate ideas and traditions that start from different premises than its own. It’s a very damaging attitude. One finds oneself dealing with people who’ve practically never read the intellectual founding fathers of the political ideology they’re supposedly attacking! Their knowledge is often limited to a few reductive commonplaces. -- Daniel Zamora from Can We Criticize Foucault?