I am posting this article up in its entirety here as I have been having trouble accessing the original blog – it has been timing out. This blog post from the French newspaper Le Monde has a very large number of comments attached which might be worthing looking at when the site is back on line. This article provides a very interesting account of the background to the recent decision to declare the Foucault archives a national treasure. If you don’t speak French, google translate should give you the gist of this. With thanks to Nicolae Morar for alerting me to this item.
A qui les archives de Michel Foucault ?
Ce n’est peut-être pas le premier dossier que le nouveau ministre de la Culture aura bientôt à traiter, n’exagérons rien ; mais le deuxième, probablement. Sinon, l’affaire s’éternisera…
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