Edward Said Is Dead

Edward Said, Palestinian English professor and leftist historian at Columbia University died today of leukemia. He was 67.
If you want a well-balanced appraisal of his life and his work, this piece by Christopher Hitchens in last month’s Atlantic Monthly is excellent.
If you can’t say anything nice about the dead, be a human being and keep your mouth shut.
For those who need a lesson in manners and decency, this is how it’s done. UPDATE: Oh, and this too.



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