File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0109, message 17

Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 02:10:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: june 1967 -- Plateau of 'First Strike'

Dear Ali did you know that Deleuze was a follower of
Spinoza and that Spinoza was a persecuted Jew? Did you
know that Foucault was a homo and therefore would be
also persecuted by the Jewish orthodox? Foucault was
never a supporter of the State of Israel. F. had an
expereince which he nver spoke of. It affected the way
he saw things. Focault spoke in favour of the Iran
revolt against th e shah.

========================--- Ali Rizvi <> wrote:

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<P>do you know Foucault as against Deleuze always
supported the state and ppl of Israel?</P>
<P>just curious!</P>
<P>"In 1982 or 1983, in Foucault's apartment, we were
watching a televised report on the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict; at one point one of the combatants (which
side he was on is utterly unimportant) was invited to
speak. Now this man spoke in terms quite different
from the ones ordinarily encountered in political
discussions: "I know only one thing", this partisan
said, "I want to win back the lands of my forefathers.
This is what I have wanted sicne my teens; I don't
know where this passion comes from, but there it is".
"There we have it at last," Foucault said to me,
"everything has been said, there's nothing more to
<P>(reported by Paul Veyne).</P>
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