Selling The American Way: U. S. Propaganda And The Cold War
In 1955, the United States Information Agency published a lavishly illustrated booklet called "My America." Assembled ostensibly to document "the basic elements of a free dynamic society," the booklet emphasized cultural diversity, political freedom, and social mobility and made no mention of McCarthyism or the Cold War. Though hyperbolic, "My America" was, as Laura A. Bel...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published June 18th 2008 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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I liked the book a great deal. It was scholarly without being boring. I finished it in an afternoon, nut will be going back to mine it for some lecture material. I especially appreciated the material on the use of American Muslims and others to combat anti-Americanism in the Middle East. This was interesting in that American policy makers were aware of the need to tailor some of the message in religious terms different religions could understand.