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The first resort of kings : American cultural diplomacy in the twentieth century

Author: Richard T Arndt
Publisher: Dulles, Va. : Potomac Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"During the last five decades, U.S. cultural diplomacy programs have withered because of politics and accidents of history that have subordinated cultural diplomacy to public relations campaigning, now called "public diplomacy." With anti-Americanism on the rise worldwide, cultural diplomacy should become an immediate priority, but politicians continue to ignore this relatively inexpensive, age-old tool for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard T Arndt
ISBN: 1574885871 9781574885873 1597970042 9781597970044
OCLC Number: 57394054
Description: xxi, 602 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An academic mole --
Cultural diplomacy from the Bronze Age to World War I --
Total war and its aftershocks, 1917-1932 --
Designing cultural relations, 1932-1940 --
Nelson Rockefeller and other new boys, 1940-1945 --
MacLeish's moment, spring, 1945 --
Early field staffing : the point of contact --
Two classic cultural products : architecture and libraries --
Benton, Fulbright, Smith, and Mundt --
Products and people : English, books, and two visionaries --
Postwar losses and Fulbright's gift --
Reorienting enemies, campaigning for truth --
The birth of USIA --
George Allen in the middle --
New frontiers for old : Murrow and Coombs --
Battle's rescue and the birth of the Peace Corps --
The arts of vision --
The ordeal of Charles Frankel --
The arts of performance --
Intellect, government, and Fulbright drift --
Nixon and Ford, Shakespeare and Richardson --
Six intellectual CAOs --
Stanton's challenge : status quo or change? --
Paved with good intentions : Carter's reorganization --
Two decades of decline --
Sunset or new dawn?
Responsibility: Richard T. Arndt.
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