Monday, February 17

Edward Said for dummies



On the first anniversary of 11 September a leading Palestinian, Edward Said, has warned the US against taking further military action against Iraq. In an interview for BBC HARDtalk, Mr Said told Tim Sebastian that many Arab countries are keen to seek a diplomatic solution to the Iraqi crisis. Professor Said, who for many years been a spokesman in America for the Palestinian cause, said: "I think it's possible to salvage something from the ruins, but it cannot be done quickly unfortunately, and it cannot be done by military means and that's what makes me so despondent."



The Myth of the "Clash of Civilizations"
In 1993 Harvard Professor Samuel P. Huntington wrote an essay titled "The Clash of Civilizations?" and later he expanded into a book with the same title, but without the question mark. Edward Said, late Columbia professor rips Huntington's thesis to shreds.




3 comments:

Mark p.s.2 said...

The war is/was for cheap oil, as in money, as in the devil, as in who everyone works for- now that we have no King or Queens. Only 25 more years until its gone. Or the weather extremes kill off mankind (stops food production). -40 to +40 or worse.

Ana said...

Yes, it is always about money...
I've been away from internet and i have to answer you.
I'll do it next week.
Love,
Ana

Ana said...

Yes, it is always about money...
I've been away from internet and i have to answer you.
I'll do it next week.
Love,
Ana