Eduardo Mondlane and the Role of Intellectuals

“The intellectual by the virtue of his training, is useful to any society, whether capitalist or socialist, and needed particularly by revolutionary parties/organizations. But to be really effective he must be purged of his reactionary ideas which would do harm to the struggle.” . . .

A graphic depicting a medieval book burning.

Reject Anti-Intellectualism

A disingenuous trend is reemerging, bastardizing concepts of “accessibility” to attack and suppress radical efforts at political education. The focus on consistent ongoing political education is shot down as disconnected from the needs of the people. But these critiques should be seen clearly for what they are: anti-intellectualism masquerading as a faux concern for the elusive “everyday person”. These are not genuine concerns for how people learn (ignoring the array of techniques like creating glossaries, audio recordings of written materials, visual aids or establishing group reading environments), these are attacks on the acts of learning and studying. As an article . . .