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Edward Wadie Said (November 1, 1935 September 24, 2003) was a well-known American literary theorist, critic, and outspoken Palestinian activist. According to Columbia News (Columbia University, where Said spent most of his ...

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Since the 1960s, we have seen the failure of the melting pot ideology. This ideology suggested that different historical, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds could be subordinated to a larger ideology or social amalgam which is America. This concept obviously did not work, because paradoxically America encourages a politics of contestation.