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Thursday, August 29, 2002
Speaking of Ray Hanania, I've been going through his site and enjoying it a lot. I don't agree with everything Hanania says -his recent critique of Edward Said seems to miss the point of the role of intellectuals, for instance- but he is a very talented writer and appears to have a good soul, which is usually important for a columnist.
I suggest paying particular attention to the following things on his site:
-"Arab American Humor & Thoughts," this is Hanania's blog and, although it is not updated with the greatest of frequency and avoids one of the elements that usually make blogs distinct, links, it is worth reading. Especially good are his two most recent entries, "I Long for the Days when People Mistook Me for an Iranian" and "Riding the CTA L to Memories."
-"Challenges facing the development of professional Arab American Journalism," a good useufl essay that came out earlier this month.
-"Ray Hanania's Messages to: Arab audiences, Jewish audiences & American audiences -- a working document," interesting and pulls no punches.
-"Statement from Ray Hanania on the "Jackie Mason" controversy," what it says.