Final Word

January 27, 1995

This week's Final Word comes from an author who was born in El Quds:

"If the knowledge of Orientalism has any meaning, it is in being a reminder of the seductive degradation of knowledge, of any knowledge, anywhere, at any time. Now perhaps more than before."

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Primo Levi's The Periodic Table , is Michael D. Rugg of the University of St Andrews.

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