Author Archives: James

Excerpt: Discipline and Punish

“This is worth thinking about. When the moment of execution approaches, the patients are injected with tranquillizers. A utopia of judicial reticence: take away life, but prevent the patient from feeling it; deprive the prisoner of all rights, but do not inflict pain; impose penalties free of all pain.” Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault, p. 11