“In a war of liberation, the colonized people must win, but they must do so cleanly, without “barbarity”. The European nation that practices torture is a blighted nation, unfaithful to its history. The underdeveloped nation that practices torture thereby confirms its nature, plays the role of an underdeveloped people. If it does not wish to be morally condemned by the “Western nations”, an underdeveloped nation is obliged to to practice fair play, even while its adversary ventures, with a clear conscience, into the unlimited exploration of new means of terror […] No, it is not true that the Revolution has gone to the lengths to which colonialism has gone. But we do not on this account justify the immediate reactions of our compatriots. We understand them, but we can neither excuse them nor reject them.”
I was re-reading Fanon today. Fanon is always relevant.