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Edward Said
The Myth of the 'Clash of Civilizations'

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Chase

Said's thesis is incredibly important to deconstructing popular understandings of culture and identity. Overall, this lecture is a great introduction to his ideas on cultural hybridity. I particularly enjoyed his indictment of tradition as prone to reinvention and always in a state of flux. ...Read more

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I really enjoyed Edward Said’s lecture. His critique of Huntington and Louis was quite severe; he said that Huntington’s ‘The Myth of The Clash of Civilization,’ is misleading, and that it does not draw on actual history. That Huntington did not use any true authority in researching fact ...Read more