THE FLAWED TRADITIONAL ATTRIBUTION:
“Knowledge itself is power.” (“...ipsa scientia potestas est”)
“If knowledge is power and power is knowledge, then
“Power is power!”
THE KICK-BUTT COUNTERQUOTE:
“Knowledge is not power. It’s the implementation of knowledge that is power. It’s not what you know that matters, it’s what you do with what you know that matters.”
A VERSION APPLICABLE TO FERGUSON?
“Knowledge may be power under some circumstances, but, in others, power rests on denial and studied displacement. This image of a smoothly functioning social order lends itself to the creation of the capacity for fascist self-delusion.”
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