BOOKS: Review of <I>Imperial Hubris</I>, slated for UFPPC discussion on Oct. 25
- Written by Henry Adams
A review by Justin Raimondo of the recently published Imperial Hubris that will probably make you want to read the book and join the discussion of it at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at the Mandolin Café in Tacoma (3923 S. 12th St.) -- a discussion that is part of the UFPPC book discussion series Digging Deeper....
BOOKS: Said's work was founded on 'the concept of disinterested aesthetic pleasure' (Tom Paulin)
- Written by Fran Lucientes
In an article published on Saturday in the Guardian about Edward Said one year after his death, his friend Tom Paulin writes: "For Said, the role of the intellectual was to 'say truth to power,' and it was this Promethean truth-telling that drove him tirelessly, ceaselessly until his death. He was attacked in print, received death-threats, had his office at Columbia vandalized, was libelled and dubbed 'the professor of terror' -- he was also attacked for wearing stylish clothes and living in Manhattan -- but he refused to stop telling the truth or to stop arguing for peaceful progress towards institutions in Israel and Palestine that were not ethnically based. The solidarity he proclaimed was multi-racial, and he rejoiced in an enormous circle of friends that stretched across the world." ...
BOOKS: Hussein Ibish reviews Edward Said's last book
- Written by Randy Talbot
Hussein Ibish, the Washington correspondent of Beirut's Daily Star, finds only a few good things to say about Edward Said's last volume, which was published last month by Pantheon and is composed of his last newspaper columns...