Der analytische Philosoph John Searle über den „fröhlichen Positivisten“ Michel Foucault und ihr beider feindseliges Verhältnis zu Jacques Derrida:
Michel Foucault, who was more hostile to Derrida even than I am, […] said that Derrida practiced the method of obscurantisme terroriste (terrorism of obscurantism). We were speaking French. And I said, „What the hell do you mean by that?“ And he said, „He writes so obscurely you can‘t tell what he’s saying, that’s the obscurantism part, and then when you criticize him, he can always say, ‚You didn‘t understand me; you‘re an idiot.‘ That’s the terrorism part.“ And I like that. So I wrote an article about Derrida. I asked Michel if it was OK if I quoted that passage, and he said yes.
Foucault was often lumped with Derrida. That’s very unfair to Foucault. He was a different caliber of thinker altogether.