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Palestinian Scholar Edward W. Said Dies

Edward W. Said, a Columbia University professor and leading spokesman in the United States for the Palestinian cause, has died, his editor at Knopf publishers said Thursday. He was 67. Said had suffered from leukemia for years and died at a New York hospital late Wednesday, editor Shelley Wanger said. Said was born in 1935 in Jerusalem, then part of British-ruled Palestine, but he spent most of his adult life in the United States. He wrote passionately about the Palestinian cause but also on a variety of other subjects, from English literature, his academic specialty, to music and culture. Full Story

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