The following is an excerpt from Ibn Warraq's new book, Sir Walter Scott's Crusades and Other Fantasies.
Edward Said wrote that George Eliot was no different from John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx, “both of them seemed to have believed that such ideas as liberty, representative government, and individual happiness must not be applied in the Orient for reasons that today we would call racist.”1 Marxists, such as Said himself, can grapple with their Savior’s feet of clay, but Mill is well worth defending. I hope these few remarks will go someway towards fulfilling that task, pointing readers to fuller discussions in some recent studies. more>>>
'if subsequent history and achievement levels are guides, Mill seems to be about half right.
'You know, Ibn Warraq is really worth reading.