Humanism and Democratic Criticism
ISBN 13: 9780231122641
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Publication Date: 2004
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The final collection of writings by the late intellectual and author of Culture and Imperialism emphasizes the importance of humanism in today's complex, dangerous, and high-tech world, explaining why humanistic values and democratic principles are essential in an era of heightened animosity, aggression, and violence.
"[T]ypical of [Said's] extraordinary blend of radicalism and judiciousness....These lectures...are a poignant reminder that reasonableness and partisanship are not always the enemies that some leftists seem to think they are."
Terry Eagleton, Nation, 05/10/2004Review:
"In HUMANISM AND DEMOCRATIC CRITICISM, Edward Said writes an impassioned apologia for a cosmopolitan, playful and rigorously inquisitive brand of humanist practice....Said's longstanding determination to trace the shifting outlines of a shared human history rather than to document the antinomian clash of civilizations was always, for him, the first and last duty of the humanist and critic."
Laura Ciolkowski, New York Times Book Review, 05/23/2004
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