From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Map by Edward W. Said

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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 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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About Edward W. Said

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Edward W. Said (1935-2003) was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He was the music critic for the "Nation" and is the author of numerous books, including "Music at the Limits," "Musical Elaborations," "Beginnings: Intention and Method," and "Humanism and Democratic Criticism.
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 352 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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The struggle for liberation from Israeli occupation is where every Palestinian worth anything now stands.” Said’s post-9/11 journalism tends to be more moderate, as if to distance the Palestinian cause from that of Osama bin Laden, for whom he shows little sympathy.

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He denounces suicide bombing, advising Palestinians instead to "seize the moral high ground" and build a civil society, but he insists that Israel's occupation, settlements and counterterrorist reprisals are primarily responsible for the conflict.

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