Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Battle of Algiers

Acts of violence do not win wars. Neither wars nor revolutions. Terrorism is useful as a start. But then, people themselves must act. … It’s hard enough to start a revolution, even harder to sustain it. And hardest of all to win it. But it’s only afterwards, once we have won, that the real difficulties begin…
The philosophy of a revolution, in Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers (1966)

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