Notes on Higher Ideas


In these two essays, Mwalimu Baruti discusses the problems and solutions to the issues of Afrikan thinkers being validated by Europeans and european institutions and the politics of liberation as practiced by four movements Afrikans have ourstorically joined in our efforts to become empowered individually and as a people. The first, “Validation,” looks at the training, motivation and aspirations of two groups of individuals within the our community who are oppositional in their vision of success for Afrikan people – negro Intellectualizers and Afrikan warrior scholars. The second, “Political Paths,” explains the ideology and Afrikan intent of the Liberal Humanism, Marxist Communist, Conservatism and PanAfrikan Nationalist Socialism movements. Both seriously focus on what thinking Afrikans at all socioeconomic and educational attainment levels must consider personally and collectively if our vision is to be one of an independent, self-defining ReAfrikanization and nationbuilding.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Validation 7

Producing negro Intellectualizers 12

Becoming Afrikan Warrior Scholars 55

Political Paths 77

Liberal Humanism 79

Marxist Communism 88

Conservatism 106

PanAfrikan Nationalist Socialism 115

Conclusion 125

Appendices 127

Appendix A: 129

Appendix B: 135

Endnotes 139

Glossary 159

Index 171