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Reza Aslan: Connecting East and West through literature

Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American writer and contributor to The Daily Beast, is the author of the best-selling book about Islam, “No God but God.” Aslan, an Islamic scholar and American Muslim reformer, believes one of the ways to connect the Middle East and the West is through literature. As part of that effort, he has edited a new anthology called Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East. He joined Alison Stewart this week to discuss the history of the Middle East through literature.