The Hidden Hand

Middle East Fears of Conspiracy

Daniel Pipes

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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As the first full-length study of conspiracy theories in the Middle East, The Hidden Hand reveals how such theories play a powerful role in the political life of the region. Placing conspiracy theories in their historical context, Daniel Pipes shows how the idea of the conspiracy has come to suffuse life in the Middle East, from the most private family conversations to the highest and most public levels of politics. Pipes then looks at conspiracies and their strength as a partial explanation for much of the region’s problems, including its record of political extremism, its culture of violence, and its lack of modernization. Concluding with speculations about the future of conspiracy theories, Pipes provides a key to understanding the often complicated political culture of the Middle East.

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Praise for The Hidden Hand

“To anyone who really wants to understand the irrational complexities of the Middle East, Mr. Pipes’s groundbreaking analysis is must reading.” —The Washington Times

“...a thoughtful book.” —The Wall Street Journal

“...an essential addition...because of its special focus on conspiracy theory as it influences the political thinking of an important region in the world.” —MELA Notes

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Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes is Editor of The Middle East Quarterly and Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of nine books and the editor of one.

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The Hidden Hand
Middle East Fears of Conspiracy
Daniel Pipes

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
May 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312176884
ISBN10: 0312176880
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 420 pages
$20.00

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
September 1996
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312162542
ISBN10: 0312162545
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 420 pages
$145.00
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