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Edward Said Quotes: Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate.
         

Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate.


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History is written by those who win and those who dominate.

History is written by those who win and those who dominate.



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Humanism is the only - I would go so far as saying the final- resistance we have against the inhuman practices and injustices that disfigure human history.



No cause, no God, no abstract idea can justify the mass slaughter of innocents.

No cause, no God, no abstract idea can justify the mass slaughter of innocents.



Ideas, cultures, and histories cannot seriously be understood or studied without their force, or more precisely their configurations of power, also being studied.

Ideas, cultures, and histories cannot seriously be understood or studied without their force, or more precisely their configurations of power, also being studied.



We can not fight for our rights and our history as well as future until we are armed with weapons of criticism and dedicated consciousness.

We can not fight for our rights and our history as well as future until we are armed with weapons of criticism and dedicated consciousness.



Since the time of Homer every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric.

Since the time of Homer every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric.



The history of other cultures is non-existent until it erupts in confrontation with the United States.

The history of other cultures is non-existent until it erupts in confrontation with the United States.



My argument is that history is made by men and women, just as it can also be unmade and rewritten, always with various silence and elisions, always with shapes imposed and disfigurements tolerated.

My argument is that history is made by men and women, just as it can also be unmade and rewritten, always with various silence and elisions, always with shapes imposed and disfigurements tolerated.



Beginning is not only a kind of action. It is also a frame of mind, a kind of work, an attitude, a consciousness.

Beginning is not only a kind of action. It is also a frame of mind, a kind of work, an attitude, a consciousness.





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