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Thursday, October 02, 2003

Said, II


More on Said over at Winds of Change:
Said admitted in the afterword of the 1994 edition of Orientalism that 'I have no interest in, much less capacity for, showing what the true Orient and Islam really are.' In other words, Said was not interested in advancing scholarship, but only anti-Western polemical screeds, being mostly content with hurling vitriolic and malicious invective against past and present Orientalists, such as Silvestre de Sacy and Bernard Lewis.

Very good post. Very well worth a read.

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