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By Robert L. Arrington

A better half to the Philosophers surveys the main philosophical thinkers in Western and non-Western traditions. Multicultural in its technique, it presents authoritative assurance of the most important chinese language, Indian, eastern, African, Jewish, and Islamic philosophers, in addition to ecu and American thinkers.

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In place of class struggle, Cabral substituted a different Marxian concept, and tried to show that it includes, at some stage, the notion of class and class struggle while allowing us to affirm the history-making capacities of human beings who lived before classes and whose level of production never reached the point at which class struggle becomes a factor. In a sense, Cabral was restoring to the center of his theory the significant Marxian insight that production, liberally conceived, is the linchpin and motor of history.

It is for this that we are struggling. , p. 253). Bibliography Writings Revolution in Guinea (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1969). Return to the Source: Selected Speeches, trans. Michael Wolfers (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1973). Unity and Struggle, trans. Michael Wolfers (London: Heinemann, 1980). Further Reading Chabal, Patrick: Amilcar Cabral: Revolutionary Leadership and People's War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983). : Amilcar Cabral's Revolutionary Theory and Practice: a Critical Guide (Boulder, CO, and London: Lynne Rienner, 1991).

To some, he is the apostle of violence par excellence, who glorified violence for its own sake or, at least, thought that violence was < previous page page_14 next page > < previous page page_15 next page > Page 15 to be tolerated as long as it accomplished whatever lofty aims for which it was deployed (see Hannah ARENDT's chiding of Jean-Paul SARTRE for so misreading Fanon's discussion of violence in The Wretched of the Earth in her "Reflections on Violence"; also see Jean-Paul Sartre, "Introduction" to The Wretched of the Earth; Zahar, 1974; Jinadu, 1986; Gordon, 1996).

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