Preface to The Wretched of the Earth

Jean-Paul Sartre wrote these bits in 1961:

"The European elite undertook to manufacture a native elite. They picked out promising adolescents; they branded them, as with a red-hot iron, with the principles of Western Culture; they stuffed their mouths full with high-sounding phrases, grand glutinous words that stuck to the teeth. After a short stay in the mother country they were sent home, whitewashed. These walking lies had nothing left to say to their brothers; they only echoed."

"We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us."

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