THE STALLWOOD
COLLECTION

Power

Power: A Radical View by Steven Lukes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, second edition)

Anyone read Power: A Radical View by Steven Lukes? I’m quick reading it. One point stood out, which now seems so obvious, but never occurred to me before: Power is at its most effective when it is invisible. A good case in point is the power of speciesism–the ideology by which humans exert power over other species. Speciesism isn’t discussed by Lukes but I’m enjoying exploring his book nonetheless.