Keyword: Michel Foucault

'Key' Foucault 'History of Sexuality' work published against his will

A fourth book in French philosopher Michel Foucault's series of works The History of Sexuality has been released in France despite his instruction that the text, which was incomplete when he died in 1984 of an Aids-related illness, should not be published posthumously.

France: the need for a truly democratic Republic


President François Hollande and his ministers seem determined to press ahead with their intelligence and surveillance bill which will give wide-ranging powers to the security services and police. It is the first time in more than half a century in France that a left-wing administration has been party to such a retreat from democracy. Instead of extending existing freedoms or creating new ones, the current government is following in the tradition of right-wing administrations, extolling the virtues of secrecy, refusing debate, acting in an authoritarian manner and handing greater powers to the hidden world of intelligence and surveillance, without offering any serious checks and counterbalances in return. Ahead of a day of protest on Monday May 4th against the bill, Mediapart's editor-in-chief Edwy Plenel argues that all the time that the nation's highly-personalised presidential system of government remains in place, France will continue to suffer from politics that lack true democracy.