The philosopher Edward Said died at the age of 67. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Professor of philosophy, notable academic, literary theorist, and public intellectual. He pioneered critical theory and post-colonialism.
He was married to Mariam Said and had a son named Wadie and daughter named Najla.
Edward Said, a polymath scholar and literary critic at Columbia University who was the most prominent advocate in the United States of the cause of Palestinian independence, died in New York City today. … The cause of death was leukemia, which Mr. Said had been battling for several years.
I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life. I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with an extremely unpopular cause.
Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up in the life of a young professor of English. Beginning in 1968, I started to think, write, and travel as someone who felt himself to be directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics.
Since the time of Homer every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric.
The inner me was always under attack by authority, by the way my parents wanted me to be brought up, by these English schools I went to. So I’ve always felt this kind of anti-authoritarian strain in me, pushing to express itself despite the obstacles.
I don’t myself believe in a two-state solution. I believe in a one-state solution.