Malini Johar Schueller:


“Given the enormous role of culture and knowledge production in the apparatus of imperialism, it is imperative that academics, particularly those involved in the analysis and understanding of culture, not only be vigilant of Rightist attempts to take over or contain public discourse but also of their own potential collusion in updated discourses of imperialism through the rhetoric of color-blind tolerance. Systematically defunded universities need not necessarily become allies of empire. Instead, they should strive to produce intellectuals whose role is [in the words of Edward Said] ‘to present alternative narratives and other perspectives on history than those provided by combatants on behalf of official memory and national identity and mission.’”

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