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Author Pipes, Daniel, 1949-

Title The hidden hand : Middle East fears of conspiracy / Daniel Pipes.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.05 PIPE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Changing the Course of History 13 -- 2. In a League of Their Own 35 -- 3. "Greater Israel" 49 -- 4. Iran's Islamic Revolution 75 -- 5. Iran Versus Iraq Versus the World 87 -- Part II Conspirator -- 6. Zionists and Imperialists 103 -- 7. Why Only Zionists and Imperialists? 121 -- 8. Who Controls Whom? 141 -- 9. Conspirator's Nature 171 -- 10. Conspirator's Methods 199 -- Part III Paranoid Style -- 11. Conspiracy Theorist: Manipulative or Sincere? 225 -- 12. Conspiracy Theory 251 -- 13. Appearances Deceive 265 -- Part IV Why so Many Conspiracy Theories? -- 14. Trauma of Modern Islam 289 -- 15. Impact of Western Thought 309 -- 16. Actual Conspiracies 325 -- 17. Political Structures 353 -- Conclusion: Hope for the Future? 367 -- Appendix Conspiracy Theories in Turkey and Israel 385.
Summary In The Hidden Hand, Daniel Pipes provides the first full-length study of conspiracy theories in the Middle East, revealing the power of such theories in determining the political life of the region. Placing conspiracy theories in their historical context, Pipes shows how they have come to suffuse life in the Middle East - from the most private family conversations to the highest and most public levels of politics. He then proceeds to examine conspiracism as a partial explanation for much of the region's problems, including its record of political extremism, violence, and lack of modernization. Concluding with speculations about the future of conspiracism, Pipes makes a very strong case that conspiracy theories are key to understanding the often complicated political culture of the Middle East. The Hidden Hand: Middle East Fears of Conspiracy is a book that anyone interested in the Middle East will want to read.
Subject Conspiracies -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Politics and government.
ISBN 0312162545