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Peace And Its Discontents

Peace And Its Discontents

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Written by Edward W. SaidAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Edward W. Said

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: January 3, 1996
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-76725-1 (0-679-76725-8)
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In this probing and impassioned collection of essays, Edward Said explains why the much-vaunted peace process between Israel and the Palestinian people has yet to produce peace--and is unlikely to as presently constituted.  Whether Said is addressing the fatal flaws in the PLO's bargain, denouncing fundamentalists on both sides of the religious divide, or calling our attention to the distortions in official coverage of the Arab world, he offers insights beyond the conventional wisdom and a sympathy that extends to both Israelis and Palestinians.  He does so with an incisiveness, clarity, and fairness that make Peace and Its Discontents essential reading.  With a Preface by Christopher Hitchens.  


Preface by Christopher Hitchens


1. The PLO's Bargain (September 1993)
2. The Morning After (October 1993)
3. Who Is in Charge of the Past and the Future? (November 1993)
4. Facts, Facts, and More Facts (December 1993)
5. The Limits to Cooperation (Late December 1993)
6. Time to Move (January 1994)
7. Bitter Truths About Gaza (Late February, early March 1994)
8. Further Reflections on the Hebron Massacre (March 1994)
9. "Peace at Hand?" (May 1994)
10. The Symbols and Realities of Power (June 1994)
11. Winners and Losers (July 1994)
12. The American "Peace Process" (August 1994)
13. Decolonizing the Mind (September 1994)
14. A Cold and Ungenerous Peace (October 1994)
15. Violence in a Good Cause? (November 1994)
16. Changes for the Worse (Late November 1994)
17. Two Peoples in One Land (December 1994)
18. Sober Truths About Israel and Zionism (January 1995)
19. Memory and Forgetfulness in the United States (February 1995)
20. Justifications of Power in a Terminal Phase

Conclusion: The Middle East "Peace Process": Misleading Images and Brutal Actualities (October 1995)

Appendix: Interview with Edward Said by Abdullah al-Sinnawai (January 30, 1995)