The planet according to the later Foucault

To argue, as some do, that environmental movements have failed because they have not stopped the climate emergency is significant. After all, the movements helped articulate the crisis narratives about that emergency in the first place.

To think this way means the emergency is occurring in part because the recommendations of environmental movements have not been adopted and implemented. Another response is that details of implementation have been lacking.

Why? Because, when it comes to specifics, the planet is not and cannot be a control scenario. Here the later Foucault is spot-on:

No power goes without saying, no power, of whatever kind, is obvious or inevitable, no power warrants being taken for granted. Power has no intrinsic legitimacy. All power only ever rests on the contingency and a fragility of a history.

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