Book Discussion on Devil\'s Game
Robert Dreyfuss talked about his book Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam, published by… read more
Robert Dreyfuss talked about his book Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam, published by Metropolitan Books.
Robert Dreyfuss talked about the relationship between the U.S. government and the Islamic right in the Middle East. He explained that during the Cold War, the United States, looking to gain strategic advantage in the Middle East, aligned itself with the Islamic right in countries like Saudi Arabia and Egypt even though more progressive groups existed. Mr. Dreyfuss talked about the consequences of these alignments and in Iraq and Afghanistan today. After his presentation, Mr. Dreyfuss responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
Book Discussion on The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State
Noah Feldman talked about The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, published by Princeton University Press. His…
Book Discussion on Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy
Fawaz Gerges talked about his book Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy, published by Harcourt. He…
Book Discussion on The Shia Revival
Vali Nasr talked about his book The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future, published by W.W.…
Book Discussion on Web of Deceit
Barry Lando talked about his book, Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy…