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In his latest book of interviews, Edward W. Said discusses the centrality of popular resistance to his understanding of culture, history, and social change. He reveals his latest thoughts on the war on terrorism, the war in Afghanistan, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and lays out a compelling vision for a secular, democratic future in the Middle East--and globally.

Edward W. Said, a renowned cultural and literary critic, was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, and was educated there, in Egypt, and in the United States. His books include "Orientalism, The Question of Palestine, Covering Islam, Culture and Imperialism," and "The Politics of Dispossession. "He has also published a memoir, "Out of Place. "Mr. Said is University Professor of English and Comparative Lit-erature at Columbia University. In October 2001, he received the $200,000 Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement.

David Barsamian's interview books feature conversations with luminaries such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Edward W. Said. A regular contributor "to The Progressive" and "Z Magazine, "Barsamian's most recent interview books include "Propaganda and the Public Mind "and "Eqbal Ahmad: ""Confronting Empire, "available from South End Press. He is also the author "of The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting." Barsamian is the producer of the critically acclaimed program Alternative Radio.

Publication Date: 
November 1, 2008