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“There are no individual statements, only statement-producing machinic assemblages.”
Deleuze & Guattari, ‘One or Several Wolves’, A Thousand Plateaus

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Rhizome: State/Thought

“The State as the model for the book and for thought has a long history: logos, the philosopher-kings, the transcendence of the Idea, the inferiority of the concept, the republic of minds, the court of reason, the functionaries of thought, man as legislator and subject. The state’s pretension to be a world order, and to root man.”
Deleuze & Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, Introduction: Rhizome, p27

Eric Williams/Foucault

“This bio-power was without question an indispensable element in the development of capitalism; the latter would not have been possible without the the controlled insertion of bodies onto the machinery of production and the adjustment of the phenomena of population to economic processes”
Foucault ‘The History of Sexuality’ vol1 p140-141