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Monday, October 11, 2010

Bir Zeit on the Hudson to dedicate special reading room to Said

Martin Kramer reports that Bir Zeit on the Hudson - otherwise known as Columbia University (my alma mater and that of Caroline Glick, who I believe was the first to call it by its proper name) has acquired the collected writings of Edward Said and will dedicate a special reading room for them in the university library.
Somehow I missed this item from Bir Zeit-on-Hudson: "[Edward] Said's library will be housed in a special reading room in [Columbia's] Butler Library dedicated to his memory, while his papers will be housed in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML). In conjunction with the papers coming to the Libraries, Columbia University will establish a lecture series and research fellowship in Edward Said's name."
Said (pronounced Sa-eed) is best known here for throwing rocks at Israel from across the Lebanese border in 2000. Perhaps the university can invite Said's top protege - Rashid Khalidi to deliver the first lecture in the presence of Khalidi's top protege - Barack Hussein Obama. What could go wrong?

Full item here.


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