Quotation by Frantz Fanon

What I call middle-class society is any society that becomes rigidified in predetermined forms, forbidding all evolution, all gains, all progress, all discovery. I call middle-class a closed society in which life has no taste, in which the air is tainted, in which ideas and men are corrupt. And I think that a man who takes a stand against this death is in a sense a revolutionary.
Frantz Fanon (1925–1961), Martiniquan psychiatrist, philosopher, political activist. Black Skins, White Masks, ch. 8 (1952, trans. 1967).
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