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Gary R. Bunt

‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now

Adam Shatz, NYR Daily, ‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now

"Unlike the Orientalism that Said analyzed, it does not require experts like Bernard Lewis and the late Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese scholar who became Dick Cheney’s favorite “native informant.” Say what you will about Ajami and Lewis, they were writers and intellectuals. Today’s Orientalist is more likely to be a number-cruncher who studies police reports on terrorist suspects and calculates degrees of radicalization." [opinion/analysis] - I haven't read all of this yet

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