Accession Number : ADA301614

Title :   A Theory of Fundamentalism: An Inquiry Into the Origin and Development of the Movement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Pelletiere, Stephen C.

PDF Url : ADA301614

Report Date : 28 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This author analyzes the origins of various radical Middle Eastern organizations, loosely connected under the rubric of Islamic fundamentalism. He stresses the importance of obtaining accurate information about the nature of the movement in order to devise policy to deal with it. The author concludes that, whereas the groups differ among themselves, they all have one thing in common--pervading belief that the last generation of leaders has failed and that success lies in returning to traditional ways.

Descriptors :   *MIDDLE EAST, *POLITICAL PARTIES, *POLITICAL REVOLUTION, FOREIGN POLICY, ALGERIA, ISRAEL, UNITED STATES, ORGANIZATIONS, GROUP DYNAMICS, EGYPT, ISLAM, ACCURACY, COLD WAR, EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT).

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE