in one hour
March 20, day before the Spring Equinox and not long after a 7.8 earthquake in Mexico
(It really happened in two, plus a one hour aftermath)
Click on the words "O morir en el intento..."
to access my lecture on Michel Foucault.
Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky I
Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky II
Foucault por sí mismo
French with Spanish subtitles.
Click on the links above to access the youtube segments on Foucault's Entretiens.
Let Mots et les Choses. Une archéologie des Sciences Humaines/ Las palabras y las cosas
Texto en español.
In talking to the students after class we commented how part of
the heterotopia that is the border encompasses the relationships and interactions that defy borders in general. Not
as seen through the lens of a misunderstood "legality" but as part of the reality that is produced by human interactions.
And as there are protective regulations and treaties for the migration of birds... shouldn't there be protective regulations
and treaties to guarantee the safety of human beings connecting from community to community... Let´s begin by saying
that "border", whether virtual or real; whether politicized or turned into an item of culture and myth is more a
"boundary" much like Ambrose Bierce wrote in his devil´s dictionary:
BOUNDARY, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating
the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other.
Interesting New York Times article on students crossing the border.