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(1935 - 2003)
Edward Said was a Palestinian-American professor of literature at Columbia University, and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies. Born in Mandatory Palestine, he was a citizen of the United States by way of his father, a U.S. Army veteran. As a cultural critic, Said is known for the book Orientalism (1978), a critique of the cultural representations that are the bases of Orientalism - how the Western world perceives the Orient.
From 1977 until 1991, Said was an independent member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC). In 1993, Said quit his membership in the PNC, to protest the internal politics that led to the signing of the Oslo Accords, which he thought had unacceptable terms.
1998: Apocalypse Now
2001: What They Want is My Silence (Interview with David Barsamian, Part 1)
2001: They Call All Resistance "Terrorism" (Interview with David Barsamian, Part 2)
2002: Occupation Is the Atrocity
2002: Emerging Alternatives in Palestine
2002: Punishment by Detail
2002: Palestinian Elections Now
2003: When Will We Resist?
2003: A Monument to Hypocrisy
2003: Who's In Charge of War on Iraq?
2003: Give Us Back Our Democracy
2003: Arabs Must Throw Off Their Shackles
2003: A Roadmap to What and Where?
2003: Blind Imperial Arrogance
2003: Dreams and Delusions
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