About the Author
David Barsamian is the producer of the award-winning syndicated radio programme Alternative Radio in the US. His interview books with luminaries such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Edward W. Said have sold in the hundreds of thousands. His most recent interview book is Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky (2001) .Edward Said is best known for two major publications: Orientalism and Culture and Imperialism. A renowned cultural and literary critic, he is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and the recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2001.