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foucault in prime time!

random foucault sighting in pop culture for your reading pleasure:

On the West Wing finale, when people are moving the outgoing president's things out of the oval office, a statue is removed from a shelf to reveal a book by Foucault. It seems to have a title in which the first word begins with an S and ends with a Y. Are there any books by Foucault that begin with the word "Society"? My first instinct would be a literal (but bad) translation of Surveiller et Punir--Survey and Punish-- but the English translations I've seen were always "Discipline and Punish."

Given these criteria, can anyone venture a guess as to the book?
Or better yet, did anyone see the show and got a better glance at the title?
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