In “Right of Death and Power Over Life,” Michel Foucault writes of the transformation of power in the modern era:

“The atomic situation is now at the end point of this process: the power to expose a whole population to death is the underside of the power to guarantee an individual’s continued existence. The principle underlying the tactics of battle–that one has to be capable of killing in order to go on living–has become the principle that defines the strategy of states.” (137)

How can Foucault’s description of the role that death plays in state power be applied to an analysis of Battle Royale?