Ibn Warraq is the pen name of an anonymous author critical of Islam. He is the founder of the . In a review of Ibn Warraq’s book, Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism, political scientist Peter Berkowitz described. Ibn Warraq, Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books, , pp. Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism by Ibn Warraq. Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism – By Ibn Warraq. David M. Fahey. Miami University. Search for more papers by this.
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While the author disclaims any pretense to originality, he has read widely enough to write an essay that offers a startlingly novel rendering of the faith he left.
View all 6 comments. I have long waited for the chance to voice my opinion that the concept of ‘the Other’ is a massive fraud perpetrated by leftwing intellectuals which simply means selected groups of people favoured and protected by the Left who ignore the suffering and victimization of other people, thus practising exactly what they accuse Westwerners, conservatives etc of doing to those they chosen to term ‘the Other’ Warraq uses this term for convenience as he refers to as a ‘temporary verbal surrender’while identifying it for drfending dishonest cliche that it is.
The name refers to 9th century skeptical scholar Muhammad al Warraq. Looking for More Great Reads? Language, Text and CommentaryDefending the West: That’s a good thing.
Read it Wwest Read it first. Some chapter’s have made me laugh out loud, other’s were to the point and very accurate. A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalismwriting that “This modern son of a bookseller imprints a polemical farce not worth the plus pages of paper it wastes.
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism
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Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism by Ibn Warraq
The pen name Ibn Warraq Arabic: The 20 Best Folk Albums of Dec 27, Dirk G. I believe that Ibn Warraq’s defemding makes an almost unassailable case that Said’s central thesis is nowhere near as universally applicable to Western depictions of the East as it is made out to be. The Ongoing Politics of a Polemic”.
This is the first systematic critique of Edward Said’s influential work, Orientalism, a book that for almost three decades has received wide acclaim, voluminous commentary, and translation into more than fifteen languages. The 60 Teh Songs of One need simply consider something as banal as the Tintin comic books and their portrayal of black Africans. Want to Read saving…. Sep 08, Jenny rated it really liked it Shelves: Defending dffending West Publisher: Rhonda rated it really liked it Wesr 01, It was fascinating to read a passionate and shri Dense and dry, but extremely well-researched and documented,this book is valuable as an anthology or bibliography of works to reference as well as a decent defense of the West and critique of Said’s Orientalism.
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Defending the West often isn’t sure whether it is a source of levelheaded analysis to balance out rabid Saidism or a polemical work advancing a particular philosophical vision.
The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Can anyone suggest an online link to the PDF of this book?? Warraq takes apart the accepted blaming of only the West for all evils in the warra today pointing out that “Europe has been guilty of terrible crimes but what civilization has not been?