Covering Islam

Covering Islam

How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World

By Edward W. Said

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679758907, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 1997


From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most "objective" coverage of the Islamic world.

About the Author
Edward W. Said was University Professor at Columbia University.