Paris Park, Prison, Mosque — Why Does This Country Create Monsters?

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Michel Foucault, of course, wrote about hospitals and prisons. This article, which you can read here in the NYT, describes the so-called Buttes-Chaumont group at the center of the current-recent mayhem in Paris. Plotting out local and international networks, the article reads like a digest of something that a Foucault should write. Its topographies include park, prison, mosque.

Reflecting on these events, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a leader of the German student youth movement in the 1960s had this to say in an interview in Libération, a translation of which you can read here.  “Likewise, this picture, of Jews trapped with a baby in the freezer of the kosher market brings back a feeling of horror. [France] must ask itself the question: Why does this country create monsters?”

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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1 Response to Paris Park, Prison, Mosque — Why Does This Country Create Monsters?

  1. dmf says:

    http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60499601
    Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic on the Paris attacks

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