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Unformatted text preview: . III, Ph.D., Associate Professor at UC Irvine, former ANC member, “on some guerilla
shit”, Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms, pages ix-x, OG]
STRANGE AS it might seem, this book project began in South Africa. During the last years of apartheid I
worked for revolutionary change in both an underground and above-ground capacity, for the Charterist
Movement in general and the ANC in particular. During this period, I began to see how essential an
unflinching paradigmatic analysis is to a movement dedicated to the complete overthrow of an existing
order. The neoliberal compromises that the radical elements of the Chartist Movement made with the
moderate elements were due, in large part, to our inability or unwillingness to hold the moderates' feet to
the fire of a political agenda predicated on an unflinching paradigmatic analysis. Instead, we allowed our
energies and points of attention to be displaced by and onto pragmatic considerations. Simply put, we
abdicated the power to pose the question—and the power to pose the question is the greatest power of a...
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