Dienstag, 6. April 2021

Wenn der CIA philosophische Bücher studiert

Ein Essay des Philosophen Gabriel Rockhill über das befremdliche Interesse des amerikanischen CIA an französischen postmodernen und existenzialistischen Denkern.
"(...) The agency responsible for coups d’état, targeted assassinations and the clandestine manipulation of foreign governments not only believes in the power of theory, but it dedicated significant resources to having a group of secret agents pore over what some consider to be the most recondite and intricate theory ever produced. For in an intriguing research paper written in 1985, and recently released with minor redactions through the Freedom of Information Act, the CIA reveals that its operatives have been studying the complex, international trend-setting French theory affiliated with the names of Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan and Roland Barthes. (...)"