Thursday, September 25, 2003

Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead!
Well, maybe not the witch, but one of the flying monkeys. Edward Said has died. In case you couldn't tell, I'm not shedding any tears. Here is the standard pap from the AP. Here is a more critical take from Ibn Warraq (which I saw at Instapundit). In it he quotes Stephan Schwartz:

"Said's Orientalism, a ridiculous imposture from its first page to its last, is now a standard text in Anglo-American universities, but reads like the product of a rather dense college student who has just discovered Marxism; there can be no more telling condemnation of the present state of the American academy than the ascendancy of Said.”

Well put.

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