In defending the west the eminent intellectual ibn warraq exposes with razor sharp precision the hypocrisy of saids writings as well as the perverted academic culture that has made his great success possible with this important new book ibn warraq has once and for all dispatched orientalism to the dustbin of history. Defending the west has 97 ratings and 11 reviews gary said edward saids fraudulent work first published in 1978 has had a growing pernicious effect . Defending the west a critique of edward saids orientalism by ibn warraq this is the first systematic critique of edward saids influential work orientalism a book that for almost three decades has received wide acclaim voluminous commentary and translation into more than fifteen languages. Defending the west sets out to provide a corrective to orientalisms depiction of western intellectual history and its arguments about western attitudes towards other peoples of the. For the most part the west has been a phrase used to justify dragging americans directly or indirectly into other peoples wars for several generations
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