Michel Foucault was born in France in 1926. At the time of his death in 1984, he was without doubt France's most prominent thinker. David Macey is the translator of numerous works from French and the author of LACAN IN CONTEXTS, THE LIVES OF MICHEL FOUCAULT, FRANTZ FANON: A LIFE and THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF CRITICAL THEORY
"[Foucault] has an alert and sensitive mind which can ignore the
familiar surfaces of established intellectual codes and ask new
questions...[He] gives dramatic quality to the movement of
"[Foucault] must be reckoned with by humanists, social scientists, and political activists."
"Foucault is quite central to our sense of where we are...[He] is carrying out, in the noblest way, the promiscuous aim of true culture."