Justice vs. Power; Chomsky vs Foucault

On: August 18, 2007
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One of the first Masters of Media to crawl upon this blog (2006/2007)! Still following (and at times contributing) to this great project. Working at Dutch sectorinstitute for e-culture Virtueel Platform. Special interest in stories resulting from new media product use (think: sat nav gone wrong) and independent gaming. Also blogging at http://newmw.wordpress.com


Through Chris Perkins’ blog I found these great videos of Chomsky and Foucault. Recorded for Dutch television in 1971, it shows the two discussing their theories, being mainly the concepts of justice and power in these fragments.

4 Responses to “Justice vs. Power; Chomsky vs Foucault”
  • August 18, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    Great find. Should the sub-subtitle be ‘U.S. idealism vs. Old Europe cynicism’?

  • August 18, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    Definitely. This perhaps also defines, in a way, the incompatibility between French and American culture? i.e. indeed idealism vs. cynicism.

    Freedom Fries hurray!

  • August 28, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    eeep, i saw these quite a while ago, didnt cross my mind they were blogworthy

    hey, at least we have a chomsky tag now :D

    at any rate, what i recall from the debate is that nothing much mattered, they both mostly seem to agree that everything is fubar, but they disagree on what should happen (first) to fix things.


  • August 31, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    we couldn’t have closed this year properly without at least a chomsky tag :)

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