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Peace And Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine in the Middle East Peace Process

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Ever since Yasir Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin shook hands on the White House lawn, Israel and the Palestinian people have been engaged in what commentators persist in calling "the peace process." Yet Israel remains racked by violence and continuing land seizures, and Palestinians are more demoralized than ever before. Now in this probing and impassioned book, one of our foremo ...more
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Published January 3rd 1996 by Vintage (first published September 14th 1995)
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Ahmad Ardy
Buku Peace and Its Discontents ini adalah koleksi2 artikel pengkritik sastera, Edwars Said pasca upacara penandatanganan Rundingan oslo di White House tahun 1993.

Dari awal Edward Said telah mengingatkan bahawa rundingan ini adalah rundingan palsu yang hanya akan meneruskan rasa ketidakpuashatian rakyat Palestin terhadap israel yang akan seterusnya meningkatkan konfrantasi.

Melalui buku ini aku dapat tahu banyak kelompongan rejim Yaser Arafat rupanya. Mereka tidak demokratik, korup, dan mengamalk
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Simon Wood
A COLD AND UNGENEROUS "PEACE"

The peace process that emerged from negotiations between Yasir Arafat and the Israelis in Oslo in 1993, and later signed in Washington, received an astonishing amount of media hype at the time and for many years after. Not a single cliché was left on the shelf, and no panegyric was deemed too extravagant to those who praised the Oslo accords to the skies. One exception was the late Edward Said who was highly critical from the outset. But then he, unlike the myriads
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Alex
This is an excellent book. It was written around 20 years ago so it's a little outdated but almost everything Said discussed is still relevant today, especially his commentary on American politics and Clinton's presidency (which applies wonderfully to Obama currently).

It's a series of essays he wrote right after the signing of Oslo so they can get slightly repetitive but each essay still brings a unique look at the situation.
Andi
I'm pretty sure that I could read Edward Said's grocery list and be enthralled. He's just brilliant.



Reading this definitely helped me get a different perspective of the Palestinian Peace Process in '93 and '94. I also feel like I underestand the underlying issues a lot better now, which is really cool. Edward Said is missed.
Jonathan
I wish said was still with us. I found it really useful to read this book to get a left of center take on the peace process but one that was not lock step with a drive for PLO led nationhood.
Lindsey
Made me want to read more about the follow-up to the Oslo Accords and more about the second intifada.
nanto
Yang ini ada di perpus kantor dan benar adanya. Sudah di-ceg! Pake "ge" bukan "ka" lagi! :D
Helen
Excellent essays on the prospects for peace in the middle east.
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Edward W. Said was born in Jerusalem and raised in Egypt until his parents sent him to the United States in 1951.

Said graduated from Princeton University in 1957 and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1964.

He was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York and held his chair until his death at 67. His major interests w
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