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Edward Said on V. S. Naipaul (1932-2018): An intellectual catastrophe

By Edward Said
The West is the world of knowledge, criticism, technical know-how and functioning institutions, Islam is its fearfully enraged and retarded dependent, awakening to a new, barely controllable power. The West provides Islam with good things from the outside, because “the life that had come to Islam had not come from within.”