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Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2000 06:00:43 +0100
Subject: Re: Foucault/Frankfurt School quote

Hi Rana,

I don't know about the 'Foucault Reader', but Rolf Wiggershaus, in the
introduction to his tome on the Frankfurt School, gives a Foucault quote
that seems to be exactly the one you remembered:

"If I had known the Frankfurt School in time, I would have spared a lot
of work. Some nonsense I wouldn't have said and many detours I wouldn't
have made, when I tried to not be deterred, while the Frankfurt School
had opened up the paths." [My translation of the German given by

The words are taken from a conversation between Foucault and a certain
Mr./Mrs. Raulet. In German, it seems to have been published in 1983,
under a title which translates as 'At which price does reason tell the
truth?'. This might not be the English title, though. But I'm sure that
around here there are some people fond enough of Foucault bibliography
to let us know.

Munich, Germany


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