At the Existentialist Café - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Bakewell
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When writing about Communism, Sartre decided to adopt a version of the Genet Principle. He realized that every decision could be made from the eyes of whoever is being treated most unjustly at the time, since they would be most able to see the truth. However, this was not a very feasible strategy as it is very difficult and straining to adopt someone else’s viewpoint. Communists, rather, decided that only the party should deem things right or wrong, since individuals could be too easily misled.

Fanon wrote an anti-colonialist work, passionately arguing about the treatment of black people in a white world. Sartre admired the intensity in his work, and wrote a foreword to his work The Wretched of the Earth. Somehow, Sartre took the intensity a step further than argued for violence in itself, heralding its inherent extremism.

Soon, the Algerian liberation...

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