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Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present

Monday, February 12, 2007
Episode Summary
Oren, recently visiting professor at Harvard and Yale and author of the best-selling Six Days of War - covers 230 years of America's political, military, and intellectual involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush.

Participant(s) Bio
Michael B. Oren is a Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem research and educational institute. He is the author the best-selling Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; a history of the 1956 Sinai Campaign; as well as dozens of scholarly and popular articles on history and the politics of the Middle East. His writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Commentary, and The Wall Street Journal.