Foucault, Michel. Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975–1976. Translated by David Macey, edited by Mauro Bertani and Allesandro Fontana. New York: Picador, 2003.
From 1971 until 1984 at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault gave a series of lectures ranging freely and conversationally over the range of his research. In Society Must Be Defended, Foucault deals with the emergence in the early seventeenth century of a new understanding of war as the permanent basis of all institutions of power, a hidden presence within society that could be deciphered by an historical analysis. Tracing this development, Foucault outlines the genealogy of power and knowledge that had become his dominant concern.