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New Philosopher: How power corrupts

The cover of New Philosopher magazine. Red background with a flat illustration of a raised fist in white, shackled at the wrist with the chains of the shakle disappearing off page lower left. The headline is 'how power corrupts'

New Philosopher: How power corrupts

Reading the latest issue of New Philosopher magazine, theme: how power corrupts, I was reminded of this quote by Michel Foucault that I love and which beautifully explain how I feel about what I do also:

All my books… are – if you like – little toolboxes. If you want to open them, and use this or that sentence, this or that idea or analysis as a screwdriver or wrench to short-circuit, dismantle, or explode the systems of power… all right, all the better.