Black Skin, White Masks

by

Frantz Fanon

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Karl Marx is a German philosopher who is widely recognized as the most important theorist of socialism in history. Born in Prussia, Marx is the author of Capital (1867-1883) and (with Friedrich Engels) The Communist Manifesto (1848). Fanon is significantly influenced by Marx’s revolutionary vision, but remains critical of many aspects of Marxist thought.
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Chapter 1: The Black Man and Language
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...white supremacy (particularly if they are reading authors who challenge existing power structures, such as Marx). Fanon notes that some Antilleans who return from France continue to speak Creole and deliberately... (full context)
Chapter 8: By Way of Conclusion
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Fanon begins the conclusion with a quotation by Karl Marx, in which Marx argues that revolution cannot rely on the past but must strive to... (full context)