Power, whenever and wherever it can, will present itself as a totalizing system, the wishful thinking of every empire, every regime, and every orthodoxy. Such totalizing claims, as best they can, answer all questions, provide all resources, guarantee all futures, and deny the possibility that anything meaningful or valuable can fall outside of the totalizing ideology…. At a minimum, truth is the sneaky whisper and the resilient reminder that the totalizing claim of the regime is not true. There always falls outside the capacity of the regime the irreducible voice of pain that is inescapably and always a voice of hope that refuses the imposed silence of the regime.
Truth Speaks to Power