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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004–2004)

TV Mini-series | 157 min | Documentary, History

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.
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Updated Oct 19, 2004

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Feb 26, 2005 (United States)

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Gilles Kepel
Himself - Historian of Islamist Movement Himself - Historian of Islamist Movement   See fewer
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Melvin Goodman
Himself - Head of Office of Soviet Affairs CIA 1976-87 Himself - Head of Office of Soviet Affairs CIA 1976-87   See fewer
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Stephen Holmes
Himself - Political Philosopher Himself - Political Philosopher   See fewer
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2
William Kristol
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Michael Ledeen
Himself / Himself - Special Adviser to the US Secretary of State 1981-82 Himself / Himself - Special Adviser to the US Secretary of State 1981-82   See fewer
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2
Richard Perle
Himself / Himself - Assistant Secretary of Defense 1981-87 Himself / Himself - Assistant Secretary of Defense 1981-87   See fewer
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Azzam Tamimi
Himself - Institute of Islamic Political Thought Himself - Institute of Islamic Political Thought   See fewer
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Fouad Allam
Himself - Interrogator Interior Ministry 1958-87 Himself - Interrogator Interior Ministry 1958-87   See fewer
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Abdullah Anas
Himself - General Commander Afghan Arabs - Northern Afghanistan 1984-89 Himself - General Commander Afghan Arabs - Northern Afghanistan 1984-89   See fewer
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Omar Azzam
Himself - Cousin of Ayman Zawahiri Himself - Cousin of Ayman Zawahiri   See fewer
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Milton Bearden
Himself - CIA Field Officer - Afghanistan 1985-89 Himself - CIA Field Officer - Afghanistan 1985-89   See fewer
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Robert Bork
Himself - Senior Member Federalist Society Himself - Senior Member Federalist Society   See fewer
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David Brock
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Jason Burke
Himself - Author 'Al Qaeda' Himself - Author 'Al Qaeda'   See fewer
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Anne Cahn
Herself - Arms Control and Disarmament Agency 1977-80 Herself - Arms Control and Disarmament Agency 1977-80   See fewer
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John Calvert
Himself - Islamist Historian Himself - Islamist Historian   See fewer
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Vincent Cannistraro
Himself - Head of Counter-terrorism CIA 1988-90 Himself - Head of Counter-terrorism CIA 1988-90   See fewer
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David Cole
Himself - Professor of Law - Georgetown University Himself - Professor of Law - Georgetown University   See fewer
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Joe Conason
Himself - Author 'The Hunting of the President' Himself - Author 'The Hunting of the President'   See fewer
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Bill Durodie
Himself - Director International Centre for Security Analysis - Kings College Himself - Director International Centre for Security Analysis - Kings College   See fewer
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Essam El Erian
Himself - Senior Member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt Himself - Senior Member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt   See fewer
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Roxanne Euben
Herself - Political Scientist Herself - Political Scientist   See fewer
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Mikhail Gorbachev
Himself - General Secretary Soviet Communist Party Himself - General Secretary Soviet Communist Party   See fewer
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Kamal Habib
Himself - Founder Member of Islamic Jihad Himself - Founder Member of Islamic Jihad   See fewer
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Ron Hansen
Himself - Reporter - The Detroit News Himself - Reporter - The Detroit News   See fewer
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Ali Haroun
Himself - Algerian Minister for Human Rights 1991-92 Himself - Algerian Minister for Human Rights 1991-92   See fewer
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1
David Cay Johnston
Himself - Intelligence Specialist - New York Times Himself - Intelligence Specialist - New York Times   See fewer
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Lewis Z. Koch
Himself - Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Himself - Bulletin of Atomic Scientists   See fewer
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Irving Kristol
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Michael Lind
Himself - Journalist and Former Neoconservative Himself - Journalist and Former Neoconservative   See fewer
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Harvey Mansfield
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John Molloy
Himself - Defence Lawyer Lackawanna Trial Himself - Defence Lawyer Lackawanna Trial   See fewer
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Richard Pipes
Himself Himself   See fewer
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John Prados
Himself - National Security Archive - Washington Himself - National Security Archive - Washington   See fewer
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Theodore Rockwell
Himself - Nuclear Scientist and Radiation Risk Expert Himself - Nuclear Scientist and Radiation Risk Expert   See fewer
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Stanley Rosen
Himself - Pupil of Leo Strauss 1949 Himself - Pupil of Leo Strauss 1949   See fewer
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Sam Schmidt
Himself - Defence Lawyer Embassy Bombings Trial Himself - Defence Lawyer Embassy Bombings Trial   See fewer
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William Swor
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Paul Weyrich
Himself - Religious Activist - Republican Party Himself - Religious Activist - Republican Party   See fewer
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Jack Wheeler
Himself - Adviser to the Reagan White House 1981-84 Himself - Adviser to the Reagan White House 1981-84   See fewer
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Paul Wolfowitz
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Leo Strauss
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Vladimir Pozner
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John Kerry
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Adam Curtis
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John Ashcroft
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Paula Jones
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8.8 / 10 | 3,720 votes