Why do intellectuals venerate a sado-masochistic, suicidal drug addict?

Posted November 4, 2016 8:20 pm by Culture Witness

Why do intellectuals venerate a sado-masochistic, suicidal drug addict?

By Richard Weikart |If Michel Foucault had been a brilliant physicist whose theories revolutionized our views about nature, then perhaps it would be irrelevant—and even churlish—to question his status as an intellectual icon based on his moral character. However, Foucault was probably the most influential philosopher of the late twentieth century, and what many intellectuals today find so exhilarating about his philosophy is that it provides moral guidance. His views have profound political, social, and ethical implications.As I demonstrate in my new book, The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life, Foucault was one of many prophets of the

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