Tag Archives: Eldridge Cleaver

fanon: attacking the high-minded

Frantz Fanon. The Prophet Scorned. Fifty years after his death, is this theorist of revolution still pertinent or are his writing a kind of surrealist fiction with himself as¬† central protagonist? … …The final Fanonist influence concerns the search for … Continue reading

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fanon: love thy neighbor but dispatch him first

Frantz Fanon and his theory of revolution. Fifty years on the Wretched of the Earth may aspire to be a guide to yuppies and hipsters of the perplexed variety… …Frantz Fanon wrote that the urban equivalent of the peasantry was … Continue reading

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fanon: stoking the flames of freedom

Frantz Fanon and the Wretched of the Earth. A prophet scorned. Fifty years after Frantz Fanon’s death, there is still an audience for this theorist of revolution. Question is, are the ideas relevant in an era of post-modernism?… …But prophets … Continue reading

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fanon: scorning with caliban

Frantz Fanon. The prophet scorned. This theorist of revolution, dead for the past fifty years, still finds an audience… …The settler meanwhile, having created this Caliban, fears the animal qualities with which he has invested it. The settler develops what … Continue reading

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jet

by Art Chantry: Jet Magazine was so cool back in the day. i mean, ‘black panther women’ and kathleen cleaver! yes, the panthers were sexist showboaters, but the panther men make their point and it was heard. but, it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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the enemy of my enemy is my …..

Islam seemed to offer an outlet to express the sense of rage at a white Christian America, a found repair that could welcome the alienated and disenfranchised; a means of sheltering the need for radical change. Beyong the exoticism, ritual … Continue reading

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launching a thousand covers

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) i think john alcorn is one of those guys who launched a thousand ships and everybody else took credit for what they took from him. from marshall mcluhan to the yippies? i’d say that’s a big … Continue reading

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to tell or not to tell

Its hardly a new problem. Racism seems inextricably bound up with our economic structure, and with ideology, what Veblen termed “invidious comparison” that clarified the complexities between dominated and subjugator such that it is almost inconceivable to think of ¬†market … Continue reading

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most wanted: america’s got talent

Most wanted posters. An aesthetic of crime ?….. Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): Angela Davis still has my vote for the best ‘fro of all time. Man, look at this wanted poster! That is the flat-out coolest mug shot ever! I have … Continue reading

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countdown: subterranean homesick text

going underground to a novel format: the magazine as paperback… Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com ): These two little paperback books are actually NOT paperback books at all! they look like paperbacks, are printed like paperbacks, published by paperback publishers and even … Continue reading

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