Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Edward Said: The Last Interview

Edward W. Said died ten years ago today.

"Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate."


  1. Someone asked where's the best place to start.
    His second collection of interviews with David Barsamian, Culture And Resistance, and Conversations With Edward Said, by Tariq Ali.
    There's also The Edward Said Reader.
    His most accessible (and very prescient) proper book is Covering Islam: How the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world...

  2. Does it discuss how Margaret Thatcher's Clause 28 is the cause of homophobia in Muslim countries?

    1. As Said wasn't a delusional idiot, no, but thanks for asking.


    2. ...Says the delusional idiot who keeps citing Margaret Thatcher's Clause 28 as the template for the repression of LGBT in Russia...

    3. Do you not think they're similar in any way?

  3. And here's an audio and video of his last major speech, Memory, Inequality and Palestine: Palistine and the universality of human rights.

    Via Electronic Intifada @intifada

  4. The name that enables: Remembering Edward Said
    Ten years after his passing, the scholar still looms large in the lives of his friends and colleagues, Dabashi writes.