It Takes a Historian to Understand the Middle East, Doesn’t It?
Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective
- August 24, 2015
In a recent, much publicized lecture (It Takes a Historian to Understand the Middle East… Doesn’t It?), Jane Hathaway of Ohio State’s History Department offered a challenge to pundits and policymakers who seem unable to offer sound strategies for the Middle East.
In this episode of History Talk, hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy ask three historians—Ayse Baltacioglu-Brammer, Patrick Scharfe and Jane Hathaway—to lay out what you really need to know to understand this troubled region.
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