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Michael Oren - America's Historical Views of the Middle East

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/fora/showthread.php?t=647 Historian Michael Oren examines America's long history of cultural misperceptions regarding the Middle East. ----- Michael B. Oren discusses his book "Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present." For well over two centuries, American statesmen, merchants, and missionaries, both men and women, have had a profound impact on the shaping of this crucial region. Yet their story has never been told until now. Drawing on thousands of government documents and personal letters, this book reconstructs the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with this alluring yet often hostile land. Covering over 230 years of history, "Power, Faith, and Fantasy" is an indispensable work for anyone interested in understanding the roots of America's Middle East involvement today. - Politics and Prose
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