Unformatted text preview: In his work, Frantz Fanon continues to argue that violence, itself, is a force that functions to strip those involved of their human rights. This characterization of violence can easily be applied to revolutions. Philosophers such as Hamilton would argue that it is the responsibility of the people to overthrow a government that does not protect their rights. Hamilton contends that this right to rebel encompasses a necessary and justified application of violence. Fanon would say that this violence strips certain groups of people from their civil rights, but that this is essential to the movement. Fanon’s sense of the function of violence can be applied to other context, such as revolutions....
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course L&S 140D taught by Professor Laqueur during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley.
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