From: John Appleby <pyrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 09:51:16 +0100
on 12/10/00 6:57 am, Loren Dent wrote:
> according to the Eribon book, Foucault and Deleuze split over a
> disagreement surrounding a German lawyer's right to represent a german gang
> that had committed murders. ( forget the details)... Foucault only
> defended the historically determined right for a lawyer to defend a client
> while Deleuze and Guattari defended those the lawyer represented as
> well. Foucault referred to the gang as "terrorists"...
> more info on the specificity of this event would be great.
The lawyer would have been Klauss Croissant, and the 'gang' the
Baader-Meinhof (a splinter from the Red Army Faction). It was not
Croissant's right to defend the Baader-Meinhof which Foucault (and D&G) were
defending: They were protesting about Croissant's extradition from France
back to Germany to face charges of, I think, overstepping the client/lawyer
relationship. I don't know whether this was a trumped up charge or not.
Given later events surrounding menbers of the Baader-Meinhof, it would not
surprise me (they kept mysteriously dying in prison).
I also don't know whether Foucault fell out with Deleuze over this or,
indeed what either of them thought of the activities of the Baader-Meinhof.