Tuesday, September 17, 2002

The always-contentious Martin Kramer mourns the loss (ten years ago) of Elie Kedourie and his knowledge of Iraq. Kedourie's reputation has suffered under attack from Said and company; and I certainly think he was wrong about some important things. (Kant, for instance, was not the father of nationalism.) But, along with Ernest Gellner, Kedourie represented a now-fading-or-faded type of intellectual that is much missed.

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