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  1. Jan 2022
    1. One of Deleuze’s goals was to “deterritorialize” the West (which is equivalent to making it alien to natives) and to give advantages to “minorities.” Foucault wanted to transform history (in which the living are heirs of the dead), into a heap of chance events, cut off from each other, serving only to show the cruel domination of Westerners over others. For Bourdieu, inequalities were caused by perverse actions of the system on individuals who are equal, not only in rights, but in capacities.
    2. Universities Since the 1970s, French university leftists (Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, and Pierre Bourdieu), have elaborated systems of deconstruction and delegitimization of the West, which have even reached the United States. This approach makes the white man a sedentary, anecdotal minority. This seems to have been a conscious ambition: to bring about an intellectual and philosophical revolution like those that had taken place in science and industry.