The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear
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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear

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Duration:
180 min (3 parts) | 157 min (theatrical version) | Hong Kong:157 min
Genres:
Documentary | History
IMDB rate:
9
Awards:
4 wins
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2004-10-20
Cast
Actor
Character
Gilles Kepel
Himself - Historian of Islamist Movement (3 episodes, 2004)
Melvin Goodman
Himself - Head of Office of Soviet Affairs CIA 1976-87 (2 episodes, 2004)
Stephen Holmes
Himself - Political Philosopher (2 episodes, 2004)
William Kristol
Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Michael Ledeen
Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Richard Perle
Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Azzam Tamimi
Himself - Institute of Islamic Political Thought (2 episodes, 2004)
Quotes
Narrator: Even bin Laden's displays of strength for the Western media were faked. The fighters in this video had been hired for the day and told to bring their own weapons. For beyond his own small group, bin Laden had no formal organization - until the Americans invented one for him.
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George W. Bush: I just don't think it's the role of the United States to walk into a country and say, "We do it this way, so should you".
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Michael Lind: For the neo-conservatives, religion is an instrument of promoting morality. Religion becomes what Plato called a "noble lie". It is a myth which is told to the majority of the society by the philosophical elite in order to ensure social order.
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