Marty speaks with MICHAEL OREN about his new book, ?Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1176 to the Present.? He is a senior fellow at the Shalem Center. His last book, ?Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East? won the Los Angeles Times Book Award.
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When Elif Shafak’s novel The Bastard of Istanbul was published in her home country, the best-selling author was accused of “public denigration of Turkishness.” She was eventually acquitted. ALSO, In his new book, Dr. Michael Stein uses the stories of patients, including that of his terminally ill brother-in-law, to explore the personal side of sickness. Stein, a professor of medicine and community health at Brown University Medical School, discusses The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness.