Control in times of plague

« … and when his name was called he had to present himself at the window, it being understood that if he failed to appear it had to be because he was in bed, and if he was in bed he was ill, and if he was ill he was dangerous and so intervention was called for.”
Foucault on plague policy

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Narodni dom

On 13 July, 1920 Italian fascists burned down Narodni dom in Trieste. Narodni dom is Slovenian for ‘National House’; it was a large building, situated at the central Piazza Oberdan and containing besides the seats of many triestine Slovenian organisations, a theatre and the Hotel Balkan. After the end of the first World War and…

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Nee

Liefst wil ik niet materiaal van anderen gewoon overnemen op deze site, maar soms zijn stukken zo sterk, dat ik denk: dit moet ik ook laten zien, omdat het mij raakt. Dat is dus het geval met de rede van Arnon Grunberg ter gelegenheid van de nationale Dodenherdenking in Amsterdam, 4 mei 2020. Ontroerend is…

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