This is a very interesting companion to the well known debate between Chomsky and Foucault. It also has an unintentionally hilarious opening scene with retro music and an action close up on Foucault’s scalp.
Unusually for a youtube video there’s an extensive and informative note accompanying the video. Read the full thing here:
This until now rarely seen 15-minute footage is of an interview that was conducted by the Dutch philosopher Fons Elders in preparation for the debate between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, which was broadcasted on Dutch television on Sunday, Nov. 28, 1971. The whole interview was essentially lost for decades and was published in the winter of 2012 for the first time. It is now available as a book under the title of “Freedom and Knowledge.” An excerpt is available for free online on Elder’s own website where people can also purchase the actual book (only available there):
The interview in its book form as “Freedom and Knowledge” includes a few more topics and has both an excellent introduction by author of “Mad for Foucault,” Lynne Huffer, as well as an answer to her, a preface, and a retrospective appendix, each by Fons Elders.
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