Raphael Patai writes of sensitive human subjects and behavior in a way . Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind is a “field tested” book—and I mean. The book in question is called The Arab Mind, and is by Raphael Patai, a cultural anthropologist who taught at several US universities. Hersh also made reference to a book, The Arab Mind, by the cultural anthropologist Raphael Patai (). The notion that Arabs are particularly vulnerable.

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This analysis unlocks the mysteries of Arab society to help us better understand a complex, proud and ancient culture. Controversial and scathing in parts, this book should be read with caution and balanced by other study. But the facts they offer the reader are close to identical.

The Arab Mind

In “outlying areas”, such as Siwa oasis in Egypt, Patai says, “homosexuality is the rule, and practised completely in the open”. Patao the Office of Inspector General. National character analyses can provide a useful, albeit broad, gauge against which the behavior of elites, governments, and electorates can be assessed in particular situations. Go to the editions section to read or download ebooks.

Oct 10, Carrie Leedy marked it as to-read.

It was first published inand later revised in Originally published inthe revised edition of has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Arba Eastern studies. Viewed against these two general categories of national character research, The Arab Mind belongs more to the earlier than the later tradition of research in this field. Learned some specifics about how males are favored over females from birth much higher levels of attnetion, responseness, and touch and the ways it impacts their development and societal treatment.


I read it in small segments over several weeks, which made it a bit more palatable. Patai asserts, for example, that Arabs “hate” the west.

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Submit questions or comments online. We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. View all 4 comments. The Arab Mind was originally published inbut – according to one US academic – actually belongs to the “national character” genre of writing that was popular in arxb politics around the middle of the last century.

Mothers don’t caress their sons’ penises, this is a twisted and hideous idea i don’t know where he got it from. It appears that the intelligence officer often implicitly incorporates into intelligence assessments certain national character considerations in an pataii and, perhaps, unconscious way. No, I can’t explain it in a few sentences.

In their discussions, he said, two themes emerged – ‘one, that Arabs only understand force, and two, that the biggest weakness of Arabs is shame and humiliation’. With a new foreword by Norvell B. The classic study of Arab culture and society.

Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations. I rated it three because it was not then a very readable text. Jun 15, Robert Krenzel rated it really liked it Shelves: My goal is to read it by the end of the year since I’m not working! Moughrabi, The Arab Basic Personality: Over-working, being genius, and a little bit alcoholic. Jan 04, Alex rated it it was amazing.


I encourage all Americans to read this book.

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We do not routinely respond to questions for which answers are found within this Web site. I still have quite a lot to learn, but “The Arab Mind” was an excellent starting point. This page was last arqb on 18 Juneat Now for God’s sake who would believe such crap? They would also as small children do, run close to us tempting us to catch them. As an Arab, I am amazed at this author what genius he has in presenting the Arab mind as if he is an insider himself. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

He uses many historical examples to explain why Arabs are who they are and do what they do.

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There are chapters on the language, pe If you have any dealings with anyone from the Middle East this is a must read book. If you receive a solicitation to transfer a large amount of money from an African nation to your bank account in exchange for a payment of millions of dollars, go to the US Secret Service Web site for information about the Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud or “” Fraud scheme.

One afternoon while patrolling that same street, we had the normal bunch of kids behind us.