Robert J.C. Young

Robert J. C. Young is Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature at New York University, president of the AILC/ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory, and Fellow of the British Academy. He was professor of English and Critical Theory at Oxford University. His seminal publications include White Mythologies (Routledge, 1990), Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Culture, Theory and Race (Routledge, 1995), and Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction (Blackwell, 2001). He is also editor of the journal Interventions. In 2015, Young published with Jean Khalfa a major collection of writings by Frantz Fanon Écrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté which includes two previously unpublished plays, together with psychiatric and political essays, letters, editorials from the weekly journals at the hospitals at Saint Alban (Trait d'union) and Blida (Notre Journal), as well as a complete list of Fanon's library and his annotations to his books.

Philosophy World Democracy

It will not be a world democracy, since it must be the people themselves who create themselves and arrange themselves. Rather, we affirm a democratic essence of the world: peopled by all the living and by all the conversing, wholly configured by their existence and by their words.

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