From the book by Oren, Michael B. “Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East”
2. Identify and explain primary U.S. geopolitical interests in the Middle East prior to 1900, even if those interests happened on occasion to overlap with religious motives and interests. Among other counter-intuitive developments, can you identify what Oren considers the positive humanitarian consequences of American failure to successfully evangelize most local Jews, Eastern Christians, and Muslims? (400–500 words).
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