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Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, Projek Dialog | Sharaad Kuttan, BFM 89.9

20-Apr-16 21:00

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

This week we revisit Foucault's contentious position on the Iranian Revolution. Why did a "radical" intellectual risked his career and image to support what turned out to be a conservative movement? What lessons does this present for us today in thinking about politics and revolt in a multicultural and globalised world?

Here's the link to the article Sharaad refers to in his recommendation.

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Tags:  Michel FoucaultFrenchPhilosophyRadical intellectualRadicalismIranian RevolutionConservative movementsPoliticsReligionGlobalisationMulticulturalismMulticultural worldGlobalised worldSeduction of IslamIslamIslamisationNewsCurrent affairsRevoltNight School

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