Repression and totalitarianism

"Repression operates as a sentence to disappear, but also as an injunction to silence, an affirmation of nonexistence, and, by implication, an admission that there is nothing to say about such things, nothing to see, and nothing to know."
The History of Sexuality Vol. 1, p.4)

"Modern totalitarianism can be defined as the establishment, by means of the state of exception, of a legal civil war that allows for the physical elimination not only of political adversaries but of entire categories of citizens who for some reason cannot be integrated into the political system."

State of Exception, p.2)

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