In the book titled Orientalism published in 1978, Edward W. Said wrote the following passage (page 204):
For any European during the nineteenth century — and I think one can say this almost without qualification — Orientalism was such a system of truths, truths in Nietzsche’s sense of the word. It is therefore correct that every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was consequently a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric.
In this passage Said plays with the idea of "truths in Nietzsche’s sense of the word" which I have read to mean "truth is impossible — there can only be perspective and interpretation, driven by a person’s interests". Given the following sentence reads "It is therefore correct that every European, in what he could say about the Orient" are we to take that as face value since absolute statements of truths are not known?