The Question Of Palestine

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10 thoughts on “The Question Of Palestine

  1. Paolo Paolo says:

    The only question we should be asking about Palestine, really, is when we re gonna give it back to the Palestinians It s a damn shame for all of us New Yorkers to share the historical burden of accomodating the location what is now the Queens Museum of the signing of the country s partition, which continues to result in the dislocation of its native sons and daughters from a land that is rightfully their own.


  2. Josepha Josepha says:

    Edward W Said tries to answer the question of Palestine in this book in the context of colonialism and orientalism What is wonderful is how Said argues in favor of a two state settlement to promote peace and neighborly understanding and common interest The book exposes the facade of the Camp David peace accords of 1978 and the disastrous influences of the Arab states and the US on the peace process and the realization of a palestinian state.The constant reminding of the islamic revolution in Edward W Said tries to answer the question of Palestine in this book in the context of colonialism and orientalism What is wonderful is how Said argues in favor of a two state settlement to promote peace and neighborly understanding and common interest The book exposes the facade of the Camp David peace accords of 1978 and the disastrous influences of the Arab states and the US on the peace process and the realization of a palestinian state.The constant reminding of the islamic revolution in Iran of 1979 I personally considered irrelevant and unnecessary for the message Iran is persian iranian non Arab and its land was always its own To understand the psychology of the state of Palestinians since the Nakba and the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and the six day war of 1967 colonization of Gaza and the West Bank this book can t be overlooked


  3. Andrew Andrew says:

    Apparently, this was for some time the standard text on the Palestinian situation and Palestinian history And it is classic Edward Said clear, well written, persuasive To the point where it seems to have become the template for the talking points of the Palestinian cause, pre Oslo If I was to recommend a single book on the topic, this would honestly be the one No attempts at heartstring pulling, no mention of traditions or of ancestral anything just solid, cold blooded, grounded argu Apparently, this was for some time the standard text on the Palestinian situation and Palestinian history And it is classic Edward Said clear, well written, persuasive To the point where it seems to have become the template for the talking points of the Palestinian cause, pre Oslo If I was to recommend a single book on the topic, this would honestly be the one No attempts at heartstring pulling, no mention of traditions or of ancestral anything just solid, cold blooded, grounded argument


  4. K K says:

    WOW WOW WOW This covers so much about the Palestinian perspective in a balanced way It changed the way I think about antisemitism because Palestinians are Semites too A fair and inspiring book Give peace a chance


  5. Jennifer Abdo Jennifer Abdo says:

    This is an excellent and must read on the conflict, but it is very academic, I should warn you It reads like a textbook rather than human interest, so it is hard to get into, but it is worth the trouble.There is a section devoted to debunking the lies in From Time Immemorial, which is enlightening to say the least, even if you haven t read the book because those lies are repeated over and over by the Israel can do no wrong crowd.This is a great explanation of the often neglected Palestinian p This is an excellent and must read on the conflict, but it is very academic, I should warn you It reads like a textbook rather than human interest, so it is hard to get into, but it is worth the trouble.There is a section devoted to debunking the lies in From Time Immemorial, which is enlightening to say the least, even if you haven t read the book because those lies are repeated over and over by the Israel can do no wrong crowd.This is a great explanation of the often neglected Palestinian point of view The Israeli position is always well supported, understood and explained in our media and government you will be a step ahead of the majority by reading this book since you will know both sides.In a world where criticism of Israel anti Semitism, you have to do yourself a favor and read this book Comment


  6. Christopher Iacovetti Christopher Iacovetti says:

    Much of the despair and pessimism that one feels at the whole Palestinian Zionist conflict is each side s failure in a sense to reckon with the existential power and presence of another people with its land, its unfortunate history of suffering, its emotional and political investment in that land, and worse, to pretend that the Other is a temporary nuisance that, given time and effort and punitive violence from time to time , will finally go away The actuality is that Palestinian and Israeli Much of the despair and pessimism that one feels at the whole Palestinian Zionist conflict is each side s failure in a sense to reckon with the existential power and presence of another people with its land, its unfortunate history of suffering, its emotional and political investment in that land, and worse, to pretend that the Other is a temporary nuisance that, given time and effort and punitive violence from time to time , will finally go away The actuality is that Palestinian and Israeli Jews are now fully implicated in each others lives and political destinies, perhaps not in any ultimate way but certainly now and in the foreseeable future Yet even so, one must be able to discriminate between an invading, dispossessing, and displacing political presence and the presence it invades, displaces, and dispossesses The two are not equal, nor in the end is one ever going to prevail over and definitively dominate the other p 49 Imperialism was and still is a political philosophy whose aim and purpose for being is territorial expansion and its legitimization A serious underestimation of imperialism, however, would be to consider territory in too literal a way Gaining and holding an imperium means gaining and holding a domain, which includes a variety of operations, among them constituting an area, accumulating its inhabitants, having power over its ideas, people, and of course, its land, converting people, land, and ideas to the purposes and for the use of a hegemonic imperial design all this as a result of being able to treat reality appropriatively Thus the distinction between an idea that one feels to be one s own and a piece of land that one claims by right to be one s own despite the presence on the land of its working native inhabitants is really nonexistent, at least in the world of nineteenth century culture out of which imperialism developed p 73 Conrad makes the point better than anyone, I think The power to conquer territory is only in part a matter of physical force there is the strong moral and intellectual component making the conquest itself secondary to an idea, which dignifies and indeed hastens pure force with arguments drawn from science, morality, ethics, and a general philosophy Everything in Western culture potentially capable of dignifying the acquisition of new domains as a new science, for example, acquires new intellectual territory for itself could be put at the service of colonial adventures And was put, the idea always informing the conquest, making it entirely palatable p 77 Zionism s effectiveness in making its way against Arab Palestinian resistance lay in its being a policy of detail, not simply a general colonial vision Thus Palestine was not only the Promised Land, a concept as elusive and abstract as any that one could encounter It was a specific territory with specific characteristics, that was surveyed down to the last millimeter, settled on, planned for, built on, and so forth, in detail From the beginning of the Zionist colonization this was something the Arabs had no answer to, no equally detailed counterproposal They assumed, perhaps rightly, that since they lived on the land and legally owned it, it was therefore theirs They did not understand that what they were encountering was a discipline of detail indeed a very culture of discipline by detail by which a hitherto imaginary realm could be constructed on Palestine, inch by inch and step by step, another acre, another goat, so Weizmann once said The Palestinian Arabs always opposed a general policy on general principles Zionism, they said, was foreign colonialism which strictly speaking it was, as the early Zionists admitted , it was unfair to the natives as some early Zionists, like Ahad Ha am, also admitted , and it was doomed to die of its various theoretical weaknesses Even to this day the Palestinian political position generally clusters around these negatives, and still does not sufficiently try to meet the detail of Zionist enterprise p 95 In a very literal way the Palestinian predicament since 1948 is that to be a Palestinian at all has been to live in a utopia, a nonplace, of some sort The 1967 war and, ironically, the additional acquisition of Palestinian territory by Zionism put the exiled and dispersed Palestinians in touch with their place From an esoteric policy of dealing with Palestinians as if they were not there, utopian beings whose brutish presence could be distributed and made to disappear in a maze of regulations forbidding their national presence, Israeli Zionism came out into the open in 1967 Here now were many hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, and there explicitly on top of them, militarily ruling over them in full view of a world that immediately grasped the meaning of military occupation, was Israel The Palestinian quest for peace took on a concrete meaning, which was to get Israeli occupation ended, out of that place p 124 Too many Palestinians, in my opinion, have been misled into believing that the galvanizing energy of the PLO was its philosophy of armed struggle The actual significance of Palestinian armed struggle was complex, but on at least one level it also represented the end of liberation struggle and the beginning of a nationalist effort, in which arms and armies were used to protect a central national authority To that extent, therefore, Palestinian arms were less likely to be revolutionary than they were to be the arms of a state in the making For had armed struggle and the philosophy of people s war been all there was to the Palestinian movement, the movement s force would have ended in Jordan It clearly didn t, because of the fact that the Palestinian vision, what I have elsewhere called the Palestinian idea, and the values it entailed have transcended the momentary inter Arab squabbles as well as the bloody inter Arab violence First espoused by the PLO, the idea of a secular, democratic state in Palestine represented the true novelty and revolutionary force of the movement and this idea advanced the democratic values it implied for a region still shackled by so many kinds of reaction and oppression, and also promised muchthan the vision of a lot of brandished weapons, or even of an angry, restorative revenge on history pp 163 4 Because the Palestinians are a dispossessed and politically alienated people, and because as I have been saying one of the major factors in Israeli Zionism s success is its power of effective self affirmation, the exiled Palestinians, as much as those under Israeli rule, have often been limited to denying their nonentity And for this rejecting, resisting, opposing stance there is, in Palestinian political culture today, a powerful tradition The international achievement of Zionism is in having taken hold of Palestine from within Palestine and, no less important, in having made the native Palestinian population seem like the outsider Most of the time thereafter, Palestinians have found themselves in the situation of someone outside looking in, and finding that fact of banishment to be the main defining characteristic of existence To affirm a prior belonging, a long historical patriation, has involved for us a prolonged denial of what we have now become, disinherited outsiders And thewe deny this, thewe confirm it unless we cease being outsiders and can exercise our national self determination Then we immediately encounter the difficulties I have just been listing How does one rise beyond the limiting circumstances, beyond negativity, into a positive affirmation of what we are and want pp 172 3 I do sympathize with, I understand as profoundly as I can, the fear felt by most Jews that Israel s security is a genuine protection against future genocidal attempts on the Jewish people But it is necessary to remark that f or Zionism, the Palestinians have now become the equivalent of a past experience reincarnated in the form of a present threat The result is that the Palestinians future as a people is mortgaged to that fear, which is a disaster for them and for Jews I have tried here to present the Palestinians as representable in terms of our collective experience, our collective sense of things, our collective aspirations, above all, as a real and present because historical reality Nothing that I have said in this book must be understood except as an acknowledgment of Palestinian and of Jewish history in fierce conflict with each other for periods of time, but fundamentally reconcilable if both peoples make the attempt to see each other within a common historical perspective Better fully acknowledged conflict than hidden and unstated fears, rigidly theologized fantasies about the Other My aim therefore has not been to resurrect the past, but to see it clearly in order to get beyond it pp 231 2


  7. Kowther Qashou Kowther Qashou says:

    This is a really critical read on Palestine, and it does a great job at engaging the reader in critical thinking, especially given that Said takes atheoretical approach in his analysis, rather than a practical one That said, it made me realise a whole lot of things There were a few things I disagreed with Said on, but needless to say, this is a wholly important text on Palestine It also critically engages with Zionism, particularly the beginning of the movement, which not many texts on This is a really critical read on Palestine, and it does a great job at engaging the reader in critical thinking, especially given that Said takes atheoretical approach in his analysis, rather than a practical one That said, it made me realise a whole lot of things There were a few things I disagreed with Said on, but needless to say, this is a wholly important text on Palestine It also critically engages with Zionism, particularly the beginning of the movement, which not many texts on Palestine Israel do,I only wish that Said was alive today so that 20 odd years on he could ve written a third possibly a fourth edition detailing the current situation in Palestine, as well as the events that had followed since the publication of this book such as the end of the first intifada, the Oslo Accords, and the second intifada As well as the Jenin massacres, the three assaults on Gaza that occurred in 2008 09, 2012, and 2014, and of course the settlement expanding that is still occurring today Not to mention that since then even though it seems as if not a lot had changed, a lot has simultaneously changed Nonetheless, this is an excellent read for anyone who wants to understand the Palestinian perspective even further


  8. Lucas Lucas says:

    There is a definite tension between the two editors of this collection Mr Said favors assertion over demonstration Nothing isgrating than a seemingly reasonable assertion that is never backed up In one article, Said refers to a marvelous collection of Arabic documents in Lebanon that no one had used in their research on the subject He then proceeds to tell his readers nothing about them, not even a sample Am I to travel hither and thither just for a taste


  9. William William says:

    An excellent look at the Palestinian question by a scholar well equipped to discuss the Palestinians on their own terms The book is rather dated now, but remains critical to understanding how the Palestinians view themselves and how to understand the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the Palestinian perspective.


  10. Nazmul Hasan Nazmul Hasan says:

    A poignant plea for peace This book represents Edward Said s vision and scholarship.Reading it in 2014, there are obvious gaps in understanding and the level of knowledge regarding the conflict Said expects from the reader is quite high This is the reason I ve given it a 4 star.


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10 thoughts on “The Question Of Palestine

  1. Paolo Paolo says:

    The only question we should be asking about Palestine, really, is when we re gonna give it back to the Palestinians It s a damn shame for all of us New Yorkers to share the historical burden of accomodating the location what is now the Queens Museum of the signing of the country s partition, which continues to result in the dislocation of its native sons and daughters from a land that is rightfully their own.


  2. Josepha Josepha says:

    Edward W Said tries to answer the question of Palestine in this book in the context of colonialism and orientalism What is wonderful is how Said argues in favor of a two state settlement to promote peace and neighborly understanding and common interest The book exposes the facade of the Camp David peace accords of 1978 and the disastrous influences of the Arab states and the US on the peace process and the realization of a palestinian state.The constant reminding of the islamic revolution in Edward W Said tries to answer the question of Palestine in this book in the context of colonialism and orientalism What is wonderful is how Said argues in favor of a two state settlement to promote peace and neighborly understanding and common interest The book exposes the facade of the Camp David peace accords of 1978 and the disastrous influences of the Arab states and the US on the peace process and the realization of a palestinian state.The constant reminding of the islamic revolution in Iran of 1979 I personally considered irrelevant and unnecessary for the message Iran is persian iranian non Arab and its land was always its own To understand the psychology of the state of Palestinians since the Nakba and the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and the six day war of 1967 colonization of Gaza and the West Bank this book can t be overlooked


  3. Andrew Andrew says:

    Apparently, this was for some time the standard text on the Palestinian situation and Palestinian history And it is classic Edward Said clear, well written, persuasive To the point where it seems to have become the template for the talking points of the Palestinian cause, pre Oslo If I was to recommend a single book on the topic, this would honestly be the one No attempts at heartstring pulling, no mention of traditions or of ancestral anything just solid, cold blooded, grounded argu Apparently, this was for some time the standard text on the Palestinian situation and Palestinian history And it is classic Edward Said clear, well written, persuasive To the point where it seems to have become the template for the talking points of the Palestinian cause, pre Oslo If I was to recommend a single book on the topic, this would honestly be the one No attempts at heartstring pulling, no mention of traditions or of ancestral anything just solid, cold blooded, grounded argument


  4. K K says:

    WOW WOW WOW This covers so much about the Palestinian perspective in a balanced way It changed the way I think about antisemitism because Palestinians are Semites too A fair and inspiring book Give peace a chance


  5. Jennifer Abdo Jennifer Abdo says:

    This is an excellent and must read on the conflict, but it is very academic, I should warn you It reads like a textbook rather than human interest, so it is hard to get into, but it is worth the trouble.There is a section devoted to debunking the lies in From Time Immemorial, which is enlightening to say the least, even if you haven t read the book because those lies are repeated over and over by the Israel can do no wrong crowd.This is a great explanation of the often neglected Palestinian p This is an excellent and must read on the conflict, but it is very academic, I should warn you It reads like a textbook rather than human interest, so it is hard to get into, but it is worth the trouble.There is a section devoted to debunking the lies in From Time Immemorial, which is enlightening to say the least, even if you haven t read the book because those lies are repeated over and over by the Israel can do no wrong crowd.This is a great explanation of the often neglected Palestinian point of view The Israeli position is always well supported, understood and explained in our media and government you will be a step ahead of the majority by reading this book since you will know both sides.In a world where criticism of Israel anti Semitism, you have to do yourself a favor and read this book Comment


  6. Christopher Iacovetti Christopher Iacovetti says:

    Much of the despair and pessimism that one feels at the whole Palestinian Zionist conflict is each side s failure in a sense to reckon with the existential power and presence of another people with its land, its unfortunate history of suffering, its emotional and political investment in that land, and worse, to pretend that the Other is a temporary nuisance that, given time and effort and punitive violence from time to time , will finally go away The actuality is that Palestinian and Israeli Much of the despair and pessimism that one feels at the whole Palestinian Zionist conflict is each side s failure in a sense to reckon with the existential power and presence of another people with its land, its unfortunate history of suffering, its emotional and political investment in that land, and worse, to pretend that the Other is a temporary nuisance that, given time and effort and punitive violence from time to time , will finally go away The actuality is that Palestinian and Israeli Jews are now fully implicated in each others lives and political destinies, perhaps not in any ultimate way but certainly now and in the foreseeable future Yet even so, one must be able to discriminate between an invading, dispossessing, and displacing political presence and the presence it invades, displaces, and dispossesses The two are not equal, nor in the end is one ever going to prevail over and definitively dominate the other p 49 Imperialism was and still is a political philosophy whose aim and purpose for being is territorial expansion and its legitimization A serious underestimation of imperialism, however, would be to consider territory in too literal a way Gaining and holding an imperium means gaining and holding a domain, which includes a variety of operations, among them constituting an area, accumulating its inhabitants, having power over its ideas, people, and of course, its land, converting people, land, and ideas to the purposes and for the use of a hegemonic imperial design all this as a result of being able to treat reality appropriatively Thus the distinction between an idea that one feels to be one s own and a piece of land that one claims by right to be one s own despite the presence on the land of its working native inhabitants is really nonexistent, at least in the world of nineteenth century culture out of which imperialism developed p 73 Conrad makes the point better than anyone, I think The power to conquer territory is only in part a matter of physical force there is the strong moral and intellectual component making the conquest itself secondary to an idea, which dignifies and indeed hastens pure force with arguments drawn from science, morality, ethics, and a general philosophy Everything in Western culture potentially capable of dignifying the acquisition of new domains as a new science, for example, acquires new intellectual territory for itself could be put at the service of colonial adventures And was put, the idea always informing the conquest, making it entirely palatable p 77 Zionism s effectiveness in making its way against Arab Palestinian resistance lay in its being a policy of detail, not simply a general colonial vision Thus Palestine was not only the Promised Land, a concept as elusive and abstract as any that one could encounter It was a specific territory with specific characteristics, that was surveyed down to the last millimeter, settled on, planned for, built on, and so forth, in detail From the beginning of the Zionist colonization this was something the Arabs had no answer to, no equally detailed counterproposal They assumed, perhaps rightly, that since they lived on the land and legally owned it, it was therefore theirs They did not understand that what they were encountering was a discipline of detail indeed a very culture of discipline by detail by which a hitherto imaginary realm could be constructed on Palestine, inch by inch and step by step, another acre, another goat, so Weizmann once said The Palestinian Arabs always opposed a general policy on general principles Zionism, they said, was foreign colonialism which strictly speaking it was, as the early Zionists admitted , it was unfair to the natives as some early Zionists, like Ahad Ha am, also admitted , and it was doomed to die of its various theoretical weaknesses Even to this day the Palestinian political position generally clusters around these negatives, and still does not sufficiently try to meet the detail of Zionist enterprise p 95 In a very literal way the Palestinian predicament since 1948 is that to be a Palestinian at all has been to live in a utopia, a nonplace, of some sort The 1967 war and, ironically, the additional acquisition of Palestinian territory by Zionism put the exiled and dispersed Palestinians in touch with their place From an esoteric policy of dealing with Palestinians as if they were not there, utopian beings whose brutish presence could be distributed and made to disappear in a maze of regulations forbidding their national presence, Israeli Zionism came out into the open in 1967 Here now were many hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, and there explicitly on top of them, militarily ruling over them in full view of a world that immediately grasped the meaning of military occupation, was Israel The Palestinian quest for peace took on a concrete meaning, which was to get Israeli occupation ended, out of that place p 124 Too many Palestinians, in my opinion, have been misled into believing that the galvanizing energy of the PLO was its philosophy of armed struggle The actual significance of Palestinian armed struggle was complex, but on at least one level it also represented the end of liberation struggle and the beginning of a nationalist effort, in which arms and armies were used to protect a central national authority To that extent, therefore, Palestinian arms were less likely to be revolutionary than they were to be the arms of a state in the making For had armed struggle and the philosophy of people s war been all there was to the Palestinian movement, the movement s force would have ended in Jordan It clearly didn t, because of the fact that the Palestinian vision, what I have elsewhere called the Palestinian idea, and the values it entailed have transcended the momentary inter Arab squabbles as well as the bloody inter Arab violence First espoused by the PLO, the idea of a secular, democratic state in Palestine represented the true novelty and revolutionary force of the movement and this idea advanced the democratic values it implied for a region still shackled by so many kinds of reaction and oppression, and also promised muchthan the vision of a lot of brandished weapons, or even of an angry, restorative revenge on history pp 163 4 Because the Palestinians are a dispossessed and politically alienated people, and because as I have been saying one of the major factors in Israeli Zionism s success is its power of effective self affirmation, the exiled Palestinians, as much as those under Israeli rule, have often been limited to denying their nonentity And for this rejecting, resisting, opposing stance there is, in Palestinian political culture today, a powerful tradition The international achievement of Zionism is in having taken hold of Palestine from within Palestine and, no less important, in having made the native Palestinian population seem like the outsider Most of the time thereafter, Palestinians have found themselves in the situation of someone outside looking in, and finding that fact of banishment to be the main defining characteristic of existence To affirm a prior belonging, a long historical patriation, has involved for us a prolonged denial of what we have now become, disinherited outsiders And thewe deny this, thewe confirm it unless we cease being outsiders and can exercise our national self determination Then we immediately encounter the difficulties I have just been listing How does one rise beyond the limiting circumstances, beyond negativity, into a positive affirmation of what we are and want pp 172 3 I do sympathize with, I understand as profoundly as I can, the fear felt by most Jews that Israel s security is a genuine protection against future genocidal attempts on the Jewish people But it is necessary to remark that f or Zionism, the Palestinians have now become the equivalent of a past experience reincarnated in the form of a present threat The result is that the Palestinians future as a people is mortgaged to that fear, which is a disaster for them and for Jews I have tried here to present the Palestinians as representable in terms of our collective experience, our collective sense of things, our collective aspirations, above all, as a real and present because historical reality Nothing that I have said in this book must be understood except as an acknowledgment of Palestinian and of Jewish history in fierce conflict with each other for periods of time, but fundamentally reconcilable if both peoples make the attempt to see each other within a common historical perspective Better fully acknowledged conflict than hidden and unstated fears, rigidly theologized fantasies about the Other My aim therefore has not been to resurrect the past, but to see it clearly in order to get beyond it pp 231 2


  7. Kowther Qashou Kowther Qashou says:

    This is a really critical read on Palestine, and it does a great job at engaging the reader in critical thinking, especially given that Said takes atheoretical approach in his analysis, rather than a practical one That said, it made me realise a whole lot of things There were a few things I disagreed with Said on, but needless to say, this is a wholly important text on Palestine It also critically engages with Zionism, particularly the beginning of the movement, which not many texts on This is a really critical read on Palestine, and it does a great job at engaging the reader in critical thinking, especially given that Said takes atheoretical approach in his analysis, rather than a practical one That said, it made me realise a whole lot of things There were a few things I disagreed with Said on, but needless to say, this is a wholly important text on Palestine It also critically engages with Zionism, particularly the beginning of the movement, which not many texts on Palestine Israel do,I only wish that Said was alive today so that 20 odd years on he could ve written a third possibly a fourth edition detailing the current situation in Palestine, as well as the events that had followed since the publication of this book such as the end of the first intifada, the Oslo Accords, and the second intifada As well as the Jenin massacres, the three assaults on Gaza that occurred in 2008 09, 2012, and 2014, and of course the settlement expanding that is still occurring today Not to mention that since then even though it seems as if not a lot had changed, a lot has simultaneously changed Nonetheless, this is an excellent read for anyone who wants to understand the Palestinian perspective even further


  8. Lucas Lucas says:

    There is a definite tension between the two editors of this collection Mr Said favors assertion over demonstration Nothing isgrating than a seemingly reasonable assertion that is never backed up In one article, Said refers to a marvelous collection of Arabic documents in Lebanon that no one had used in their research on the subject He then proceeds to tell his readers nothing about them, not even a sample Am I to travel hither and thither just for a taste


  9. William William says:

    An excellent look at the Palestinian question by a scholar well equipped to discuss the Palestinians on their own terms The book is rather dated now, but remains critical to understanding how the Palestinians view themselves and how to understand the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the Palestinian perspective.


  10. Nazmul Hasan Nazmul Hasan says:

    A poignant plea for peace This book represents Edward Said s vision and scholarship.Reading it in 2014, there are obvious gaps in understanding and the level of knowledge regarding the conflict Said expects from the reader is quite high This is the reason I ve given it a 4 star.


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