Re: MacKinnon and Foucault

I think what Foucault might be talking about people like Newt Gingrich
who wants to have absoulte control of every single thing in the
Republican Congress. I mean by having members of his own party be on his
good side and share his views in order to be a committie chair and so
forth. After all look what Hitler did when he gained absolute power of
his country of Germany. It could be happening right hear in America with
Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, all demogods. And part of being a demogod
and achiving power is being smart and using history to ones advantage.
Thus, I think it can be said to much power can be dangerous because one
can get greedy and grave for more. I think that is what foucault was
thinking about.

Mario Puga
Undergrad Philosophy Major Our Lady of the Lake University

On Fri, 3 Feb 1995, Jacqueline Ettinger wrote:

> Foucault said in an interview that it's not that all power is
> bad, but that all power is dangerous. (I could find the reference if
> you're interested.)
> Jacqueline
> On Fri, 3 Feb 1995, Ken J. McPhail wrote:
> > Is all power essentially 'bad'.....Did F think that all power was
> > 'bad'
> >
> > Ken
> >


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