Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sadiq Jalal Al-`Adhm

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar:  "Sadiq Jalal-`Adhm: Critique of Sectarian Thought After the Defeat"

PS In this article, I tell the story about the feud between Edward Said and Sadiq Jalal Al-`Adhm.  What I did not tell is that Said once called me and said: "your friend Al-`Adhm is licking the asses of Zionists here in New York."  (He spoke it in colloquial Arabic).  Of course, Zionists at Princeton invited Al-`Adhm purely to irk Said especially that the only academic writing by Al-`Adhm was on Kant in 1970.