Without a revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement. - LENIN The writings of Frantz Fanon have become a bible to the new American revolutionaries, black and white. But although he is widely quoted, little attention is paid to the context of his observations or to their relevance for revolution in the United States. I would like here to examine Fanon's thought in the context of the experiences that engendered it—colonialism and the Algerian war for independence.
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