“We treated Reagan, we treated Bush, and we treat Trump too often as if they're idiots. I have no idea whether they are or not, but I don't think that it's a good strategy to assume your opponent is an idiot.”
"In so many circumstances, violence on the part of dominant powers and dominant people is allowed to take place because inequalities are allowed to exist and persist... In order to struggle for the eradication of violence, it needs to go hand in hand with the eradication of inequality."
“The definitions of youth over the last fifteen or twenty years are now frantically proliferating in order to try to keep up with the contradictions and antagonisms of what’s actually happening with young people, which is almost inarticulable now.”
“My book is a pure and simple ‘fiction’: it’s a novel, but it’s not I who invented it; it is the relationship between our period and its epistemological configuration and this mass of statements.”