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Orientalism at its worst
on 3 July 2014
Just awful. What a classic case of Orientalism. Because of the Arabic script, this book gives the impression that the entire Middle East is all dry and rocky, with donkeys, goats and carpet weaving. Meanwhile, the West is all modern and clean and high tech. Why compare a remote, rural location with a western city? This just drives the "us" versus "them" mentality. Awful.