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Prof Hamid Dabashi cannot be taken seriously

Reader comment on item: A Prof [Hamid Dabashi] Tangles the Truth

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Mar 31, 2005 at 15:37

If Prof Hamid Dabashi cannot tell the Truth about simple facts like the ones reported in the article, how are people expected to believe him when he talks about Middle East issues?

Forgive my generalization. It seems to me that Middle East Studies is the typical PC field of studies.

Unfortunately, I am no longer a student. When I was a student, there were a lot of PC degrees. The first one that comes to mind is Womens' Studies and I wasn't aware of any Middle East Studies at the time but, then I am out of date.

I am not saying that there aren't competent people who read Middle East Studies in the United States.

All I am saying is that it seems to be the kind of degree which attracts political activists rather than true specialists and Hamid Dabashi is a good example.

But then, can we really stop PC? No, we can't.

The average PC answer would be to brand us all racists. Indeed, Daniel Pipes attacks Hamid Dabashi for tangling the Truth, not for being a Muslim.

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