No To Biopolitical Tattooing
Mike reading Agamben
No To Biopolitical Tattooing by Giorgio Agamben, 2004
"The newspapers have made it clear: from now on, visitors who enter the United States on a visa will have their fingerprints and photograph filed by immigration authorities. Personally, I have no intention of submitting myself to such procedures,and this is why I have canceled indefinitely the course that I was scheduled to teach this March at New York University. I would like to explain the reason for this refusal, why, despite very cordial relations over the years with American colleagues and students alike, I consider my decision both necessary and final, and why I hope other intellectuals and other European instructors will do the same."