Judith Butler & Cornel West – Honoring Edward Said

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A highly interesting and thought-provoking conversation between Judith Butler and Cornel West, honoring the life and work of Edward Said on the 10th anniversary of his death. Check it out:

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Recommended further reading:

Edward W. Said (1935-2003) – In Search of Palestine (BBC Documentary) + Interview with Salman Rushdie

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“For Palestinian expatriate Edward Said, the return to his homeland amounted to a painful inquiry into his past. This program captures the interconnection between Said’s personal recollections and the shared memory of the Palestinian people. Far from ignoring the contemporary realities of the Middle East, Said’s perspective relates the ruins of history to the complacent and destructive policies of present-day governments, and delivers a powerful articulation of the weaknesses of the Oslo accords. His intellectual legacy provides valuable insight into the circumstances of the second intifada, as well as the faint steps toward peace that have followed. A BBCW Production. Made back in 1998. The film was, as far as I know, never showed on U.S. television.”

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See also:

Edward Said interviewed by Salman Rushdie