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
Michael B. Oren is the Israeli ambassador designate to the United States. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem-based research facility, where he specialized in the diplomatic and military history of the Middle East.
He has written extensively for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic, of which he is a contributing editor. His latest book is Power, Faith, and Fantasy: American in the Middle East 1776 to the Present.