Edward Said died last night
Edward Said died last night. He was one of humanity's best and brightest, a towering intellect and ceaseless activist on behalf of Palestinians and all other oppressed peoples seeking a voice and champion. His presence in this world, especially at this time will be sorely missed. Here's a tribute from his friend Alex Cockburn.
I fear now we shall see a quickening of time as other great minds and humanitarians such as Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn approach the twilight of their years.