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Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
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Jan 10, 2009

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Flawed attempt to explain colonialism and the struggle against it in psychoanalytical terms. bereft of class analysis. In contrast to CLR James (a much clearer thinker) there's nothing here to make Robert Mugabe (as an example) feel uncomfortable. We all know colonialism was bad and that finance capital undermines Third World economies through combined and uneven development. It's what happens next that is the issue and Fanon doesn't answer that.

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