Foucault in the Woodland, Part 3

 

Dan Thurot, lui-meme de <<Space-Biff!>> continues his series of commentaries on Root and Foucaultian biopolitics. This instalment is a comparison of the Marquis machine and its opponent the Woodland Alliance. A good quote:

Every so often I’ll meet somebody who can’t or won’t overlook the ugliness that takes place beneath a wargame’s resolution; say, the atrocities that appear on every single card in Twilight Struggle or one of the volumes of the COIN Series. By rewriting these atrocities in the language and imagery of fable, Wehrle degausses that resolution even further. One can make-believe that the inhabitants of the Marquise’s sawmills and workshops aren’t staffed with children, or that they’re safely evacuated before the Woodland Alliance puts them to the torch. That despite the blood frenzy of the moment, the line between forced laborer, reluctant collaborator, and enthusiastic participant is clearly drawn.

The Story So Far:

https://spacebiff.com/2022/01/25/foucault-in-the-woodland-3/

https://spacebiff.com/2021/12/02/foucault-in-the-woodland-2/

https://spacebiff.com/2021/11/04/foucault-in-the-woodland-1/

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One Response to Foucault in the Woodland, Part 3

  1. Russell King says:

    excellent

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