Culture and Propaganda: The Progressive Origins of American by Sarah Ellen Graham

By Sarah Ellen Graham

in the course of the 20th century governments got here to more and more relish the worth of sentimental strength to aid them in achieving their overseas coverage targets. overlaying the an important interval among 1936 and 1953, this booklet examines the U.S. government’s adoption of diplomatic courses that have been designed to cajole, tell, and allure worldwide public opinion in aid of yankee nationwide pursuits. Cultural international relations and overseas details have been deeply debatable to an American public that been bombarded with propaganda in the course of the First global battle. This ebook explains how new notions of propaganda as reciprocal alternate, cultural engagement, and enlightening details lead the way for recommendations in U.S. diplomatic perform. via a comparative research of the kingdom Department’s department of Cultural kinfolk, the govt. radio station Voice of the USA, and the multilateral cultural, academic and clinical international relations of Unesco, and drawing generally on U.S. international coverage data, this ebook exhibits how America’s liberal traditions have been reconciled with the duty of influencing and attracting publics abroad.

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