From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 11:01:11 -0500
It occurred to me over the weekend, while paging through Power/Knowledge,
that perhaps the reason that the assembled Foucaultians have such a hard
time with Naziism is that it's precisely the sort of sovereign, centralized
power that supposedly didn't exist anymore in the 20th century, instead of
the everywhere-and-nowhere model of dispersed power that has predominated
since the king lost his head.
The classic Marxian analysis of fascism is that it's a strategy embraced by
the ruling class in a time of profound crisis. That, too, would be a tough
one for those Foucaultians who regard such Marxian class analysis as a
dusty relic of the 19th century.