Said's collection of essays are very well written and to a great extent I think explain the current deadlock in the middle east.
He offers many approaches and means of how this (hopeless ) peace can be revived to the ultimate benifit of the Israeli as well as the Palestinian peoples.
I do not know how to say how much I liked the book,, but this is one of the rarest book I couldn't stop reading,,,enough to bother my studying..
Edward Said was a brilliant scholar. He predicted in 1993 that Oslo will lead nowhere. He was attacked from all sides as a kill joy. Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by ammou
As the late Edward Said would have foretold: The Americans, the Israelis, even the hapless Palistinians, nobody's candid about the current (late 2010) resumption -- and inevitable... Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Mark Newton
Many human beings have worked to help build a fine civilization that has allowed billions of humans to exist on this planet, many in relative comfort compared to human existence... Read morePublished on September 2, 2007 by Jill Malter
I am reading a bunch of stuff on the Middle East and the various issues and conflicts in the region, and I came across several names often enough that it seemed reasonable I should... Read morePublished on August 16, 2006 by David W. Nicholas
Read also a thorough review of Said in Shoher's book Samson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict. Read morePublished on January 13, 2006 by Danny
The book starts with what should be shocking statement by Kirkus Reviews, referring to the fate of Palestinians as one of the greatest tragedies of our time. Read morePublished on December 14, 2003
This is the fourth book of his , and second after his recent untimely death, that I am reading. This is the book which gives the clearest insight into the situation in the mideast... Read morePublished on November 18, 2003 by polaris11
...These essays are all excellent, and Said is one of the few people addressing the problems of the Israel/Palestine issue ... Read morePublished on June 3, 2003 by Raul
For decades, from his perch safely high atop his ivory tower at Columbia, Edward Said has been making pronouncements about the Israeli-Arab conflict. Read morePublished on December 9, 2002 by J. A Magill