America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present

March 1, 2007

What is the history of the United States’ involvement in the Middle East? According to historian Michael Oren, “America is deeply, substantively, and perhaps even existentially involved in the Middle East” and has been since the days of George Washington. We’ll examine our country’s long-running engagement with the region this hour with Michael Oren, author of “Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present” (Norton, 2007).


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