Little Green Footballs has a review from The Claremont Review of Books of The Palestinian Authority by Edward Said. This is the last book by the man who, in Charles’ words, “did more to intellectualize and legitimize the Arab world’s hatred of the Western world than any other human being.”
From the review by James Panero:
In November 1993, the New York Times Magazine featured a remarkably unprescient essay by Edward Said titled “The Phony Islamic Threat.” He charged the media, government bureaucrats, and Middle East experts with conjuring an Islamic bogeyman to demonize at home and abroad. Coming only a few months after the first attack on the World Trade Center, the piece dismissed all talk of an Islamist threat as a reflection of American prejudice and insecurity. Then, in the 1997 revised edition of his book Covering Islam, Said ridiculed “speculations about the latest conspiracy to blow up buildings, sabotage commercial airlines,” as inventions of racist Westerners.
Said never wised up. Read it all.