Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren
Reviewed by Robert Kagan
Washington Post Book World
"We often hear that Americans know little about other nations; a bigger problem is that we know too little about ourselves, our history and our national character. When it comes to U.S. foreign policy, in particular, we were all born yesterday, unaware of how present policies and attitudes fit into persistent historical patterns. So when a brilliant, lucid historian such as Michael B. Oren does bring the past back to life for us, revealing both what has changed and what has stayed the same, it is a shaft of light in a dark sky...." Read the entire Washington Post Book World review.