Sunday, December 29, 2013

Saudi media and Edward Said

For the last two years, and coinciding with the advancement in the Saudi-Israeli alliance, the Saudi media (and now academe) have been launching a campaign against Edward Said and a stringent defense of classical Orientalism.  Al-Majallah (the mouthpiece of the Prince Salman's media empire) published a cover story a few months ago and had Joshua Muravchik write the leading article against Said. (thanks "Ibn Rushd")