Dan Pipes takes on the higher-education lobby’s obfuscation on Title VI. At last Thursday’s hearing, they claimed that Edward Said had little remaining influence within Middle East studies. Pipes did a search of syllabi in the field and found that Said is still one of the most assigned authors. By the way, yesterday I put up a guide to the video of the Title VI hearing. For some reason, that video was unavailable for part of the day. (Maybe the site crashed after visits by Corner readers, or maybe it was just a technical hitch.) In any case, as of last evening, the video was back and working.