الممارسات اللّغويّة
Volume 5, Numéro 2, Pages 1-18

Thomas Paine And Frantz Fanon Beyond Their Revolutionary Claims

Authors : Said Gada .

Abstract

The present paper may provide something of interest for everyone interested in Thomas Paine and Frantz Fanon, not only the history makers and political figures, but also human beings with all their strengths and weaknesses. Both dreamed of freedom, justice, love, and peace; they struggled most of their lives to transform their dreams into realities and tried their best to make the world a better place. In spite of their high ideals they shared the vulnerabilities of their fellow human beings. Both rose above the dark side of their personalities to leave a positive legacy for our “global village” as their struggles transformed their personalities into powerful beacons guiding their communities in particular and humanity in general. As creative visionaries who chose to become involved in social and political movements, their life stories of revolutionaries who dared to challenge oppressive and exploitative traditions and systems in hope of creating peaceful and just societies have become a source of inspiration for future generations

Keywords

Revolution, Utopia, Commitment, Humanist Values.