Articolo
Abstract

“We came out of the shadows, we had no glory and we had no rights, and that is why we are beginning to speak and to tell of our history”: this sentence, spoken by Foucault during the course at the Collège de France entitled, Nousavons à défendre la société could be the slogan of all forms of emergency of a dissenting word. The infamous, literally the one who is unworthy of men’s memory, tries to get out of hell by launching a tirade against the power that subjects and silences him. His word is a belligerent, performative one, doing immediately what it says. It is similar to the declaration of war directed to Franco Basaglia by an inmate in the asylum of Gorizia: “Doctor, you can also buld us a hospital made of gold, but we will always remain enemies: you are the healthy one, who in the evening returns home, and I am the patient who, because of his illness, is deprived of his liberty”.