Thursday, February 17, 2011
It's time to read Orientalism by Edward Said once again!
"So far as the United States seems to be concerned, it is only a slight overstatement to say that Muslims and Arabs are essentially seen as either oil suppliers or potential terrorists. Very little of the detail, the human density, the passion of Arab-Moslem life has entered the awareness of even those people whose profession it is to report the Arab world. What we have instead is a series of crude, essentialized caricatures of the Islamic world presented in such a way as to make that world vulnerable to military aggression."
—Edward Said, The Nation
It's an urgent to read Orientalism by Edward Said once again.
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