About Edward Said

Posted by sepoy on April 14, 2008 · 1 min read

From Jane Kramer's The Petition: Israel, Palestine, and a tenure battle at Barnard, New Yorker, April 21, 2008:

Hannah Temple, a MEALAC major who graduated last June, told me, "I left Columbia sorry to have had my academic experience in that department. You couldn't get anything done; it was so bitterly divided. And then there was all the outside instigation, like the film. It didn't resonate with me, but to some of my friends it did. I think now that it wasn't really about Columbia, or even Massad. It was about Edward Said. It was as if all those forces had been waiting until he was gone to make a case against him.
[emphasis added]

Irwin, Robert. Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents. London: Overlook Press, 2006

Ibn Warraq. Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2008


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