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"In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating."  (Michel Foucault, French structuralist)

"It is quite difficult to lay down barriers [particularly since] it could be that the child, with his own sexuality, may have desired the adult."  (Michel Foucault, French structuralist, on pedophilia)

"One makes war to win, not because it's just."  (Michel Foucault, French structuralist, in a debate with Noam Chomsky on Dutch TV, 1971)

"There is no binary division to be made between what one says and what one does not say; we must try to determine the different ways of not saying things."  (Michel Foucault, French structuralist, from Histoire de la sexualité)

"Wars are no longer waged in the name of a sovereign who must be defended; they are waged on behalf of the existence of everyone; entire populations are mobilized for the purpose of wholesale slaughter in the name of life necessity: massacres have become vital."  (Michel Foucault, French structuralist, from Histoire de la sexualité)

"What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life."  (Michel Foucault, French structuralist)

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