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Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Orientalism's 25th Anniversary

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Edward Said's Orientalism, perhaps the most influential book in post-colonial studies today. Is its vaunted reputation deserved? Martin Kramer doesn't think so, and he's not alone. Read Kramer's chapter on Said from Ivory Towers on Sand here. Check out Said's collected writings here. Finally, see what Kramer's critics think of him here. I've my own copy of Orientalism, so expect a review soon.