A History Of Arab American Lives

Much of the last 50 years of American foreign policy has centered on the nation’s relationship to the Arab world – from the 1973 oil embargo to 9/11 and the present day. This hour, we’ll talk about how Americans of Arab descent have viewed these events – and about their relationship with their fellow non-Arab Americans – with Alia Malek, author of “A Country Called Amreeka: U.S. History Re-Told Through Arab American Lives” (Free Press). She’s in town to receive the Hiett Prize from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.