"You cannot continue to victimize someone else just because you yourself were a victim once—there has to be a limit"
— Edward W. Said
Pondering this quote seems especially appropriate today as we remember the great tragedy that swept across the United States ten years ago.
Edward Wadie Saïd (Arabic pronunciation: [wædiːʕ sæʕiːd] Arabic: إدوارد وديع سعيد, Idwārd Wadīʿ Saʿīd; 1 November 1935 – 25 September 2003) was a Palestinian-American literary theorist and advocate for Palestinian rights. He was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and a founding figure in postcolonialism. Robert Fisk described him as the Palestinians' "most powerful political voice."
To read more about Edward Said, visit his page on Wikipedia.