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Empire of ideas : the origins of public diplomacy and the transformation of U.S. foreign policy

Author: Justin Hart
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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"Covering the period from 1936 to 1953, Empire of Ideas reveals how and why image first became a component of foreign policy, prompting policymakers to embrace such techniques as propaganda, educational exchanges, cultural exhibits, overseas libraries, and domestic public relations. Drawing upon exhaustive research in official government records and the private papers of top officials in the Roosevelt and Truman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Hart
ISBN: 9780199777945 0199777942
OCLC Number: 795177496
Description: xii, 278 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Image and the origins of U.S. public diplomacy --
"Down with imperialism" : the Latin American origins of U.S. cultural diplomacy --
"The drift of history" : war, culture, and hegemony --
"Projecting America" : propaganda as foreign policy at the Office of War Information --
"Foreign relations, domestic affairs" : the consolidation of U.S. public diplomacy --
"The flat white light" : revolutionary nationalism in Asia and beyond --
"An unfavorable projection of American unity" : McCarthyism and public diplomacy --
Epilogue: The creation of the USIA and the fate of U.S. public diplomacy.
Responsibility: Justin Hart.
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Empire of Ideas examines the origins of the U. S. government's programs in public diplomacy and how the nation's image in the world became an essential component of U. S. foreign policy.  Read more...

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This is an intelligent, sharp and perceptive book. Moreover, Hart writes with a verve and style which bring alive many of the personalities and figures of the period. * Matthew Jones, International Read more...

 
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