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Devil's Game How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam

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ISBN-10: 0805081372

ISBN-13: 9780805081374

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robert Dreyfuss

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"The most clear and engaging history of the deadly, historic partnership between Western powers and political Islam."--Salon.com "Devil's Game" is the first comprehensive account of America's misguided efforts, stretching across decades, to dominate the strategically vital Middle East by courting and cultivating Islamic fundamentalism. Drawing on extensive archival research and interviews with dozens of policy makers and CIA, Pentagon, and foreign service officials, Robert Dreyfuss follows the trail of American collusion from support for the Muslim Brotherhood in 1950s Egypt, to links with Khomeini and Afghani jihadists, to longstanding ties between radical Islamists and the leading banks of the West. The result is as tragic as it is paradoxical: originally deployed as pawns to foil nationalism and communism, extremist mullahs and ayatollahs now dominate the landscape, thundering against freedom of thought, science, women's rights, secularism--and their former patron. Chronicling a history of double-dealing, cynical exploitation, and humiliating embarrassment that continues to this day, "Devil's Game" reveals a pattern that, far from furthering democracy or security, ensures a future of blunders and blowback.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 10/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Introduction
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?
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index