We will begin the reading of Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Paris, 1975) by Michel Foucault. This book is available in both paperback and as an ebook for around $12. Since this meeting will be at an interval of four weeks instead of the usual three, we are assigning the first two parts of the book for the 18th (135 pages). Foucault can be rather difficult to read sometimes and we don't want to punish anyone who might find this a bit much, so do the best you can. But we feel that if you stay on top of it and read a bit each day you can accomplish this. Just remember: discipline and don't punish.