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Weapons of Mass Distraction: Soft Power and American Empire

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In its march to becoming the world's first hyper-power, the United States has been as dependent on its soft power - the allure of American lifestyles and culture - as it has been on the hard power of military might. In Weapons of Mass Distraction, Matthew Fraser examines the role of American pop cultural industries in international affairs.

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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2003)
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Reginald Simms
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America's power isn't only military and economic but cultural. American cultural values through movies, television, pop music, and fast food make up it's soft power. Even though America is dominant in it's hard power if it doesn't concentrate on it's soft power it will lose it's global dominance. This dominance is not absolute already as it is hard to ship some American values to other countries because of the country's history and culture. On the flip side, even other countries have their soft ...more
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Lives in Paris, former newspaper columnist, editor-in-chief of a national broadsheet, co-host of national television programme. Currently a university professor and butler to a bichon called Oscar. Author of five books, just published a memoir, Home Again in Paris: Oscar Leo and Me
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