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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„Sean W. Anthony๐ŸŽ„๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ„ 19 May 18
Replying to @shahanSean
Edward Said's famous passage in which he levels a Freudian critique of Bernard Lewis using etymology to analyze the Arabic 'thawra' (=revolution) ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ
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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„Sean W. Anthony๐ŸŽ„๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ„ 19 May 18
Replying to @shahanSean
Lewis's response (where else but in an endnote?)
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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„Sean W. Anthony๐ŸŽ„๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ„ 19 May 18
Replying to @shahanSean
This interview is fascinating as a spectacle of Lewis in his role as "culture explainer"
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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„Sean W. Anthony๐ŸŽ„๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ„ 19 May 18
Replying to @shahanSean
I must say I've never really understood the mystique attached to Bernard Lewis. He was often a peddler of pablum, but the image of him as archdevil of orientalism seems to be merely the fallout of Said's critique in Orientalism.
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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„Sean W. Anthony๐ŸŽ„๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ„ 19 May 18
Replying to @shahanSean
I found him to be a stuffy bore. A professor a mine would tell a funny story about him at Princeton. Supposedly Lewis would often make a joke about Paul Cassonova's *Mohammed et la fin du monde*, saying that due to his 'unfortunate' name he was not often cited.
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๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„Sean W. Anthony๐ŸŽ„๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ„ 19 May 18
Replying to @shahanSean
One day a student in class yelled out, "WELL, IT'S BETTER THAN JOHANN FรœCK!" I guess he was struck rather flat-footed by the outburst.
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