Why Read Fanon?

In 2015, American Philosopher Lewis Gordon published his important book ('What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought') on that underappreciated giant of 20th century thought, the revolutionary Martinique-born Psychiatrist-Philosopher Frantz Omar Fanon. In the following excerpt from the 'Foreword' to the book, Sociologist Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun reflects on the extraordinary significance of Fanon's… Continue reading Why Read Fanon?

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Why everyone should watch ‘The Battle of Algiers’

In a September 2003 article in the New York Times titled “What does the Pentagon see in 'Battle of Algiers'?”, Michael Kaufman wrote: “challenged by terrorist tactics and guerrilla warfare in Iraq, the Pentagon held a screening of [the film]” ... “As the flier inviting guests to the Pentagon screening declared: "How to win a… Continue reading Why everyone should watch ‘The Battle of Algiers’