From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map: Essays

From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map: Essays By Edward W. Said Wadie E. Said Tony Judt, From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map Essays In his final book completed just before his death Edward W Said offers impassioned pleas for the beleaguered Palestinian cause from one of its most eloquent spokesmen These essays which originally
  • Title: From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map: Essays
  • Author: Edward W. Said Wadie E. Said Tony Judt
  • ISBN: 9781400076710
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map: Essays By Edward W. Said Wadie E. Said Tony Judt, In his final book, completed just before his death, Edward W Said offers impassioned pleas for the beleaguered Palestinian cause from one of its most eloquent spokesmen These essays, which originally appeared in Cairo s Al Ahram Weekly, London s Al Hayat, and the London Review of Books, take us from the Oslo Accords through the U.S led invasion of Iraq, and present infoIn his final book, completed just before his death, Edward W Said offers impassioned pleas for the beleaguered Palestinian cause from one of its most eloquent spokesmen These essays, which originally appeared in Cairo s Al Ahram Weekly, London s Al Hayat, and the London Review of Books, take us from the Oslo Accords through the U.S led invasion of Iraq, and present information and perspectives too rarely visible in America.Said is unyielding in his call for truth and justice He insists on truth about Israel s role as occupier and its treatment of the Palestinians He pleads for new avenues of communication between progressive elements in Israel and Palestine And he is equally forceful in his condemnation of Arab failures and the need for real leadership in the Arab world.
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    1. Edward W. Said Wadie E. Said Tony Judt

      Arabic Profile Edward Wadie Said Arabic w di s i d , Idw rd Wad Sa d 1 November 1935 25 September 2003 was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies A Palestinian American born in Mandatory Palestine, he was a citizen of the United States by way of his father, a U.S Army veteran.Educated in the Western canon, at British and American schools, Said applied his education and bi cultural perspective to illuminating the gaps of cultural and political understanding between the Western world and the Eastern world, especially about the Israeli Palestinian conflict in the Middle East his principal influences were Antonio Gramsci, Frantz Fanon, Aim C saire, Michel Foucault, and Theodor Adorno.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 Said s model of textual analysis transformed the academic discourse of researchers in literary theory, literary criticism, and Middle Eastern studies how academics examine, describe, and define the cultures being studied As a foundational text, Orientalism was controversial among the scholars of Oriental Studies, philosophy, and literature.As a public intellectual, Said was a controversial member of the Palestinian National Council, because he publicly criticized Israel and the Arab countries, especially the political and cultural policies of Muslim r gimes who acted against the national interests of their peoples Said advocated the establishment of a Palestinian state to ensure equal political and human rights for the Palestinians in Israel, including the right of return to the homeland He defined his oppositional relation with the status quo as the remit of the public intellectual who has to sift, to judge, to criticize, to choose, so that choice and agency return to the individual man and woman.In 1999, with his friend Daniel Barenboim, Said co founded the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, based in Seville, which comprises young Israeli, Palestinian, and Arab musicians Besides being an academic, Said also was an accomplished pianist, and, with Barenboim, co authored the book Parallels and Paradoxes Explorations in Music and Society 2002 , a compilation of their conversations about music Edward Said died of leukemia on 25 September 2003.

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    1. This book contains many articles written by Said in the last three years of his life 2000 2003 The major issues addressed by these articles were the Palestinian cause, especially as the second intifada upraising in the Palestinian territories was raging And the war on Iraq Throughout these two clear events, Said lays many themes about the abysmal coverage of the Western media And how the legislative branch in the US has suspended it s role in supervising the executive branch in these two global [...]


    2. THE LAST WORDS OF EDWARD SAID It is a sign of the bankruptcy of the Israel lobby that they portrayed the late Edward Said as The Professor of Terrorism In the real world, as will be evident to anyone who reads From Oslo to Iraq and the Roadmap or any other of his Palestine writings, the mans commitment to justice, equality and democracy were deep and principled, and his criticism of the armed struggle trenchant, angry but and it s no doubt the but that earns him the above sobriquet always qualif [...]


    3. Though I ultimately disagree with Said on his promotion of the so called one state solution for Israel, and I definitely have qualms about the right of return an extraordinarily complex issue that Said tries to make all too simple , he makes many valid points in this book He takes both Israeli and Palestinian leadership to task for their use of violence of all sorts, and strongly proclaims the possibility of a peaceful resolution He is most convincing when he makes pleas for communication betwe [...]


    4. This collection of Said s essays was a really good read and my only reason for giving it 4 and not 5 stars was that I feel I don t quite know enough about the topics on which he writes to be truly critical of it and hence understand completely how good or not this book is Said is scathing in his reviews of Thomas Friedman, whose book I actually really enjoyed and while he is openly Jewish, at the time I don t think I found it particularly anti Arab in any way it would certainly be worth a return [...]


    5. This is an amazing collection of Said s essays mainly on the Palestine Israel issues Said also demonstrates how US s war on Iraq and Afghanistan shows her ongoing support for Israel, far from the claim that US desires to bring in democracy to these states a claim that Said also challenges I appreciate the way these essays were arranged, there s a flow which as a person whose understanding of the conflict is still very shallow, it helps readers to understand the issue better His last essay in thi [...]


    6. I can t recommend this text to any reader new to Edward Said, check out Orientalism as its a much better introduction to his scholarly point of view However, this is a fairly good collection of essays of the Middle East conflict, particularly the current peace process Said provides excellent explanation and interpretation of the Camp David meetings and the Oslo accords, and also scrutinizes the Palestinian leadership Said was a remarkable professor and and a virtuous man and I am sure his passin [...]


    7. This collection of essays touched me It is a powerful experience to read and follow the development of his political appeals It raises many questions and will inspire the reader to learn about Palestine.


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