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I, Franz John Tennyson Lee, was born in Ficksburg in 1938. I am a South African then classified as "Coloured" by the racist legislation of my home country. Since 1962, having acquired a scholarship to study overseas, I have been living in the Federal Republic of Germany till 1977.
Between 1962 and 1970, in Tuebingen an Frankfort on the Main, I studied Political Science, Philosophy and History under Professors Ernst Bloch, Theodor W. Adorno, Juergen Habermas and Iring W. Fetscher. I obtained my Ph.D degree at the University of Frankfurt on the Main in 1970. Since January 1972, I have been a Senior Lecturer in Political Sciences at the Fachhochschule Darmstadt (Darmstadt University of Technology).
Between April 1977 and March 1979, I lectured as Professor of Marxism and African Studies at the University of Guyana, Georgetown, in the Department of Political Science and Law, of which I was Acting-Head of Department during the Academic year 1978/1979. Since September 1979, I joined the staff of the post-graduate department of the University of The Andes, Mérida, Venezuela, as Professor of International Politics, where I am still teaching. Between November 1982 and July 1983, as Visiting Scholar, I lectured at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies. At the beginning of the 90s, as Guest Professor of Latin American Studies, I was invited to lecture at the Universities of Frankfurt and Darmstadt.
I have published various works. (See: http://www.whoswhosa.co.za/Pages/profilefull.aspx?IndID=5239 Also: http://www.franzlee.org.ve/newbooks.html).
Among these publications are:
Technische Intelligenz und Klassenkampf (1974);
Teoría-Praxis de la Revolución-Emancipación (1983).
I also made contributions to other books:
"Raíces históricas y socio-económicas de la ideología del racismo: Sudáfrica y Guyana", in Guyana Hoy (ed. R. G. de Romero, 1982);
"Dependence and Revolutionary Theory: Relevance to the African Situation", in Political Science in Africa: A Critical Review ( ed. Yolamu R. Barongo, 1983).
The very latest works, published in 2008 here in Venezuela are:
"¿Qué es el Socialismo Científico Filosóficco, el ;arxismo?" and "Venezuela: Sin Teoría no habrá ni partido político socialista ni vanguardia obrera de la revolucion".
In the fields of social and political work, from 1960 till today, I untiringly was active in the anti-apartheid and anti-imperialist struggles in Africa, Western Europe, Canada, and, in North and South America. Currently I support the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, the Caribbean and South America.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 5, 2009 Karl Marx: "The crowing of the Gallic 'Hahn' in Paris will once again wake up Europe"Â
In the early morning hours, in Gaza, defying the Israeli reconnaissance planes, with militant optimism the Palestinian 'fowl' was crowing Victory. Could it be that Marx will accomplish another scientific prediction? In 1848, he said: "The crowing of the Gallic 'fowl' in Paris will once again wake up Europe."Â
Is this what is taking on proletarian contours currently in Paris?