A City Guide To Oshawa for Foucault, in contrast, opposes the centralization of power required for Skinner’s project. Foucault locates the chinks in the armor where power can be effectively challenged. He likens his writings to toolkits from which his readers may select conceptual devices for short-circuiting the system. The point, Foucault insists, is not that our entanglement in power is itself bad. It is simply, and constantly, dangerous. Hence Foucault advocates a hyper- and pessimistic activism on the part of all individuals who suffer the effects of power.46 Here Foucault truly parts ways with Skinner, who advocates a hyper- but optimistic activism on the part of social engineers involved in constructing ever stronger and stickier webs of power. A City Guide To Oshawa 2016.