Discipline & Punish by Michel Foucault
The Birth of the Prison (Vintage)

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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

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Michel Foucault (1926--84) is widely considered to be one of the most influential academic voices of the twentieth century and has proven influential across disciplines.
Published April 18, 2012 by Vintage. 354 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Sometimes the monster would get angry and when it did the clever men would offer it sacrifices, dragging people into market squares where they would burn them alive, just to show the monster how much they loved it.

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