Friday, May 13, 2005

Mild provocations

Now that would be a better title for Ram Guha's Telegraph columns! From this week's column:

    I think that time will show that [Edward Said's] reputation at its peak was probably undeserved. Said was a very fine scholar, but not a great one. Orientalism was a useful polemic, not an enduring work of scholarship. And postcolonial theory is an intellectual dead-end.


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