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Edward Said

The history of other cultures is supposed to be nonexistent until it erupts into confrontation with the United States, and hence is covered on the evening news…The ultimate choice facing the professional interpreters of, or experts on, “other” peoples, as these experts are framed by the media, is to tell the public whether what is happening is “good” for America or not, and then to recommend a policy for action. Every commentator or expert a potential secretary of state.

Edward Said, The Politics of Dispossession

Written by nevalalee

February 21, 2017 at 7:30 am

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