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

By Sarah Ellen Graham

during the 20th century governments got here to more and more savor the worth of sentimental strength to aid them in attaining their international coverage pursuits. masking the the most 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 international public opinion in aid of yankee nationwide pursuits. Cultural international relations and overseas details have been deeply arguable to an American public that been bombarded with propaganda through the First global battle. This booklet explains how new notions of propaganda as reciprocal trade, cultural engagement, and enlightening details prepared the ground for ideas in U.S. diplomatic perform. via a comparative research of the country Department’s department of Cultural kinfolk, the govt radio station Voice of the US, and the multilateral cultural, academic and medical international relations of Unesco, and drawing greatly on U.S. international coverage records, this booklet indicates how America’s liberal traditions have been reconciled with the duty of influencing and attracting publics abroad.

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