The Resource Devil's game : how the United States helped unleash fundamentalist Islam, Robert Dreyfuss

Devil's game : how the United States helped unleash fundamentalist Islam, Robert Dreyfuss

Label
Devil's game : how the United States helped unleash fundamentalist Islam
Title
Devil's game
Title remainder
how the United States helped unleash fundamentalist Islam
Statement of responsibility
Robert Dreyfuss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Devil's Game is the previously untold account of America's misguided efforts, stretching across six decades, to cultivate the Islamic right in an effort to dominate the economically and strategically vital Middle East. Drawing on archival research and interviews with policy makers and CIA, defense, and foreign-service officials, Robert Dreyfuss argues that America's historic alliance with the Islamic right is greatly to blame for the emergence of Islamist terrorism in the 1990s."
  • "Among the hidden stories of U.S. collusion with radical Islam that Dreyfuss reveals here are President Eisenhower's 1953 Oval Office meeting with a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the United States' later secret alliance with that group and their Saudi patrons against Egypt's President Nasser. Dreyfuss meticulously documents the CIA's funding of the Iranian ayatollahs in the coup d'etat that restored Iran's shah to power, the United States' support for Saudi Arabia's efforts to create a worldwide Islamic bloc as an antidote to Arab nationalism, and the longstanding ties between Islamic fundamentalists and the leading banks of the West
  • With clarity and rigor, Dreyfuss also chronicles how the United States looked the other way when Israel's secret service supported the creation of the radical Palestinian-group Hamas and how a secretive clique of American strategists in the 1970s exploited political Islam to conduct a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan - leading directly to the rise of the Taliban."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Dreyfuss, Robert
Dewey number
327.73 056/09/045
Index
index present
LC call number
DS35.74.U6
LC item number
D76 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The American empire project
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  • Islamic countries
  • United States
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • International relations
  • Islamic countries
  • United States
Label
Devil's game : how the United States helped unleash fundamentalist Islam, Robert Dreyfuss
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Metropolitan, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imperial Pan-Islam -- England's brothers -- Islam meets the cold war -- The war against Nasser and Mossadegh -- The king of all Islam -- The sorcerer's apprentice -- The rise of economic Islam -- Israel's Islamists -- Hell's Ayatollah -- Jihad I: The "Arc of Islam" -- Jihad II: Into Central Asia -- Clash of civilizations?
Extent
1 online resource (388 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033634926
Label
Devil's game : how the United States helped unleash fundamentalist Islam, Robert Dreyfuss
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Metropolitan, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imperial Pan-Islam -- England's brothers -- Islam meets the cold war -- The war against Nasser and Mossadegh -- The king of all Islam -- The sorcerer's apprentice -- The rise of economic Islam -- Israel's Islamists -- Hell's Ayatollah -- Jihad I: The "Arc of Islam" -- Jihad II: Into Central Asia -- Clash of civilizations?
Extent
1 online resource (388 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033634926

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