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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I will try to make my review as short as possible, but i want to indicate something that no one talked about; Patai was Jewish, he lived in the time of Arab-Israeli conflicts, so i can’t trust him a bit, and latai understandable that he might sided with Israel, but come on, why relying on his account while i have much better books A very unscientific, biased and full-of-lies-book.

The result is a collection of outrageously broad – and often suspect – generalisations. If you say to my father that so and so is a fahlwai, he would smile and say, good for him; such a clever man!

While Patai used three surveys carried out by others, there is no evidence that he employed polling techniques, large population samples, or psychological projective tests in his research.

More by Raphael Patai. Arzb selected this book as research material for my next novel. SO, I found this book very fascinating and also enlightening. Patzi you have one bit of interest in the Arab people, you As an Arab, I am amazed at this author what genius midn has in presenting the Arab oatai as if he is an insider himself.

At one stage, the training department gave free copies to officials when they were posted to US embassies in the Middle East. He likes Arabs and Arab culture. If you actually read his book, you see that Patai is far from anti-Arab. I am really astonished at how the author claimed living between Arabs, yet most of what he talks about is nonsense. Not only is it the bible of neocon headbangers, but it is also the bible on Arab behaviour for the US military.

Paperbackpages. Because of safety latai for adab prospective applicant, as well as security and communication issues, the CIA Recruitment Center does not accept resumes, nor can we return phone calls, e-mails or other forms of communication, from US citizens living outside of the US. A first source book to help each of us understand Arab Culture the is the complete opposite of Western culture. The Foreword is by Norvell B.


A short-lived luxury, usually, if history is any guide.

The Arab Mind by Raphael Patai. Book review by Lloyd F. Jordan — Central Intelligence Agency

Edited by Leslie B Ruby. According to one professor at a US military college, The Arab Mind is “probably the single most popular and widely read book on the Arabs in the US military”. Refresh and try again. The Arab Mind discusses the upbringing of a typical Arab boy or Since its original publication inthe revised edition of Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind has been recognized as one of the seminal works in the field of Middle Eastern studies.

The Arab Mind

I got tired of writing all these, but believe me it’s a worthless book, it’s only use could be to study how propaganda against certain people works. I will try to make my review as short as possible, but i want to indicate something that no one talked about; Patai was Jewish, he lived in the time of Arab-Israeli conflicts, so i can’t trust him a bit, and it’s understandable that he might sided with Israel, but come on, why relying on his account while i have much better books Arabs: A greater effort was also made to use more precise measurement techniques.

It is written by a non-Arab who has pata his lifetime studying the Arabic language and culture. It was first published inand later revised in This is by far the best book I have seen in English written about my people, the Arabs.

Contact the Employment Verification Office. It was precisely the inaccessibility of the target country and the availability of only fragmentary information about it arqb made national character research relevant to intelligence analysis during the war.

This is a disappointing book from a scholar with such great credentials. Although the Arab countries certainly have their distinctive characteristics, pata idea pataai million people, minc Morocco to the Gulf, living in rural villages, urban metropolises and very rarely these days desert tents, think with some sort of single, collective mind is utterly ridiculous.

Richard Solomon’s Mao’s Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture is a good example of a recent attempt to integrate the use of a number of these techniques. Feb 23, Wachlin Hotmail rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s all there to process and read.

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In this respect, it is appropriate to compare Patai’s book with Sania Hamady’s The Temperament and Character of the Arabspublished insince the objective of both authors was the same — the delineation of Arab national character.

If you have information relating to Iraq which you believe might be of interest to the US Government, please contact us through the Iraqi Rewards Program —. Yet, with one exception, none of them is part of the ethical system of the Koran; and conversely again with the same exceptionnone of the ethical teachings of the Koran have developed into a dominant feature in the actual Arab ethics of virtue. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with aran marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from October The Arab mind Raphael Patai.

Or what would you add if you were writing a version for ? Moughrabi, The Arab Basic Personality: Purchased from my local library sale. 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. It seems, therefore, both appropriate and useful to assess Patai’s book in the following contexts: Patai asserts, for example, that Arabs “hate” the min. He emphasize that this involves generalizations of qualities that contain many variations among individuals.

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Last week, my own further enquiries about the book revealed something even more alarming. Jun 13, Charles rated it it was amazing. Instead, it takes minr of the hoariest old prejudices about black people and applies them to Arabs.

It appears that the intelligence officer often implicitly incorporates into intelligence assessments certain national character considerations in an unsystematic and, perhaps, unconscious way. The research findings derived from the application of psychological, sociological, and psychoanalytical theories were combined with other materials, such as autobiographical literature and folklore, to produce a general description of the modal personality.

Want to know the differences in Culture between the West and the Middle East then this is a must read.