Ideas from 'Power/Knowledge' by Michel Foucault [1980], by Theme Structure

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25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / g. Social power
Foucault can't accept that power is sometimes decent and benign
                        Full Idea: It became impossible for Foucault to accept that power is sometimes decent and benign.
                        From: report of Michel Foucault (Power/Knowledge [1980]) by Roger Scruton - Upon Nothing: Swansea lecture p.12
                        A reaction: Actually Idea 7425 suggests that Foucault has no dream of eliminating power, but he does seem to be utterly in favour of maximum autonomy, and to regard paternalism as inherently evil. What sort of parent would Foucault have been?