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Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy

Justin Hart

Abstract

This book examines the origins of the U.S. government's programs in public diplomacy and the way that those initiatives transformed the foreign policy process. Spanning the period from 1936 to 1953, the book explores how, when, and why U.S. policymakers embraced various techniques of public diplomacy, such as propaganda, educational exchanges, cultural exhibits, overseas libraries, and domestic public relations. By treating public diplomacy as part of the project for building the sort of post-colonial empire that Henry Luce and others envisioned when they spoke of an “American Century,” the bo ... More

Keywords: public diplomacy, foreign policy, policymakers, propaganda, educational exchanges, cultural exhibits, public relations, American Century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199777945
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777945.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin Hart, author
Texas Tech University, Associate Professor of History