Tag Archives: Frantz Fanon

terrorism: one fuse at a time

…Though there was an attempt to kill the czar as early as 1866, the first generation of Russian terrorists generally confined their activities to executing traitors or police spies in their own ranks and to reprisals for the tortures, floggings, … Continue reading

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terrorism: feeding the resentment

…Every act of terrorism begins, in the eyes of its practitioners, as an instance of counterterrorism. The most murderous cases of terrorism in this century have ostensibly been counterterroristic measures by the police in Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Germany; and … Continue reading

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terror: therapeutic or not

…Of course, certain trends of modern society and certain currents of modern thought have contributed more directly than others to shaping the patterns of modern terrorism. Frantz Fanon’s concept of therapeutic violence- aggravated by Sartre’s embroideries on the theme, as … Continue reading

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enemy from within

hypocrisy of humanism? …There is no immediate solution whatsoever. Any lasting peace will take a significant amount of time to be established. That is an unfortunate reality. The difficulties in Israeli-Arab relations stem from problems lying at the core of … Continue reading

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fanon: still finding edge

…Fanon died of double pneumonia on December 6, 1961, six months before the liberation of Algeria. He was thirty-six years old. His body was flown back to Tunis with Ollie Iselin, the CIA operative, who attended his funeral. He was … Continue reading

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fanon: enjoying the duel

Frantz Fanon. The theorist of revolution and a prophet scorned. An angry Isiah preaching to the choir? … …The repetitions, ambiguities, and facile rhetoric that mar certain chapters of The Wretched of the Earth are due largely to the circumstances … Continue reading

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fanon: attacking the high-minded

Frantz Fanon. The Prophet Scorned. Fifty years after his death, is this theorist of revolution still pertinent or are his writing a kind of surrealist fiction with himself as  central protagonist? … …The final Fanonist influence concerns the search for … Continue reading

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fanon: love thy neighbor but dispatch him first

Frantz Fanon and his theory of revolution. Fifty years on the Wretched of the Earth may aspire to be a guide to yuppies and hipsters of the perplexed variety… …Frantz Fanon wrote that the urban equivalent of the peasantry was … Continue reading

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fanon: stoking the flames of freedom

Frantz Fanon and the Wretched of the Earth. A prophet scorned. Fifty years after Frantz Fanon’s death, there is still an audience for this theorist of revolution. Question is, are the ideas relevant in an era of post-modernism?… …But prophets … Continue reading

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fanon: fetish for revolution

…Frantz Fanon’s final theme is the emergence of a new national culture. Using Algeria as an example, he tried to show that art forms were being changed by the war. Arab storytellers he says, replaced the formula “this all happened … Continue reading

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