The Control Factor: Our Struggle to See the True Threat

The Control Factor: Our Struggle to See the True Threat

by Bill Siegel

Paperback(New Edition)

View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


For those who believe America is worth defending, The Control Factor explores the psychological maneuvers, fantasies, and entanglements we engage in to avoid clearly seeing the Islamic threat that confronts us. The prerequisite for developing necessary strategies to ensure our survival is taking responsibility for our perceptions and actions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761858225
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 01/12/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bill Siegel is a lawyer and a former executive at various public and private companies. He is a producer of several documentary films and assists numerous non-profit organizations.

Table of Contents


Part I: The Threat
Chapter 1. America Faces a New Challenge
Chapter 2. Our Islamic Enemy
Chapter 3. Two Battlefields and America's Inner Jihad
Chapter 4. The Horror Film

Part II: The Control Factor
Chapter 5. The Control Factor—Paths of Denial
Chapter 6. The Control Factor—The Need to be Liked and the Game of Guilt
Chapter 7. The Control Factor—Mistaken Identities
Chapter 8. The Control Factor—Fantasy World
Chapter 9. The Addiction/Enabling Dance—The Transfer of Responsibility

Part III: The Inner Jihad
Chapter 10. The Inner Jihad—What We Don't Know
Chapter 11. The Inner Jihad—Fighting the Control Factor
Chapter 12. Finale

About the Author

What People are Saying About This

Andrew C. McCarthy

Willful blindness, today's refusal to come to grips with the Islamist threat to the West, is America's most profound national security vulnerability. Supremacist Islam's campaign has targeted the United States by violent jihad, a softer and more insidious march through our institutions, and lawfare salvos fired in American courts and international tribunals. Desperate to avoid offense to Islamist activists and their allies, we surrender to the politically correct narrative that the vital measures taken in our own defense are the cause of our peril. The Control Factor powerfully unfolds this process of self-delusion and the struggle to remove the scales we've placed over our eyes. Survival of the West's freedom culture — our commitment to critical inquiry based ordered liberty and human reason — hangs in the balance.

Herbert I. London

…A remarkable book explaining in poignant fashion why we are unable to marshal the necessary emotional resources to compete against the challenge of radical Islam. For anyone interested in the civilizational struggle we find ourselves in, this book is essential reading.

Steven Emerson

…Brilliantly exposes and analyzes the true factors at work that have led the American body politic to engage in massive self-deception, refusing to recognize the extent of the threat of radical Islam. Siegel dissects and articulates the true reasons why we have, wittingly and unwittingly, turned a blind eye to the magnitude of the three different "levels" of threat posed by Islamism as described here. I consider this book so critically important that it holds a key to our survival as a free society. Siegel pierces the façade of political correctness that has blinded us to the dangers we face and warns us of what awaits if we fail to act.

Keith Ablow

The long-awaited discussion between psychological defense mechanisms and defending our nation has begun. That is the central gift of Bill Siegel’s book. Read it. Re-read it. Think about how precarious a moment in history this really is. Then you will be closer to doing what it takes to confront the real danger at hand.

Customer Reviews