About “The Arab Mind” of Raphael Patai

Just a few words to amplify and clarify my talk on the video. I am new at this video blogging and not quite ready for prime time so excuse the  gaffes I made.

In this video I talk briefly about the Arab Mind by Raphael Patai. It is a must read for anyone interested in the Arab culture. Most of Patai’s observations were from the late thirties and forties but they remain as prescient as ever and I explain why in my video.  Hopefully my point will get across.


About Tex

Retired artillery colonel, many years in a number of positions in the Arab world. Graduate of the US Military Academy and the American University of Beirut. MA in Arab studies from the American University in Beirut along with 18 years as Middle East Seminar Director at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Served in Vietnam with 1st Inf Division, Assignments in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, plus service with Trucial Oman Scouts in the Persian Gulf. Traveled to every Arab country on the map including Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
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2 Responses to About “The Arab Mind” of Raphael Patai

  1. Connie Piper says:

    Dear Tex, what an AWESOME video blogged!! I loved it !! I have “The Arab MInd” and read parts of it when I worked with you at SWCS:) You made GREAT points in your video and I hope everyone watches it and buys this book. You can get it on http://www.half.com

    Connie Piper

  2. Connie Piper says:

    Hi Tex, I just ordered the 2007 again for a good friend of mine! Keep up your GREAT WORK and VERY VALUABLE WORK. I wish you were one of POTUS Trump’s advisers !! Connie Piper

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