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Comment Comment Print Print suggérer ce titre à un collègue ou ami Email newsletter Subscribe Propaganda, Inc. Selling America's Culture to the World (Open Media Pamphlet # 6) Nancy Snow Description | Details | Textbooks Paperback - $8.95 $7.25 Save $1.70 (19%) Add to cart Description In its updated second edition, Propaganda Inc. tells the story of how U.S. cultural policy operated before, during, and after the Cold War, and in the days following 9/11. Snow explains the Washington deal-makings that led up to USIA's official abolishment in October 1999, and how the agency that was once responsible for "telling America's story to the world" saw new life breathed into its mission after September 11, 2001. Dr. Snow spent two years inside America's propaganda machine - The U.S. Information Agency - and discovered on her watch a bureaucracy deeply distrustful of dissent and one-way in its promotion of American corporate interests overseas. Minus a Cold War mission, the agency responsible for America's overseas information and culture programs had embraced a "Culture, Inc" agenda that downplayed worthy ideals of mutual understanding and reduced the exchange of ideas and people to vagaries of the
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American global market. 9/11 woke up the country to new priorities. American propaganda is now a full partner in the war on terrorism. This book provides a look back at its history in the United States and a step forward to where it may be going.
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p9 Since trade ignores national boundaries and the manufacturer insists on having the world as a market, the flag of his nation must follow him, and the doors of the nations which are closed against him must be battered down. Concessions obtained by financiers must be safeguarded by ministers of state, even if the sovereignty of unwilling nations be outraged in the process." In his 1953 State of the Union message President Dwight Eisenhower observed, "A serious and explicit purpose of our foreign policy [is] the encouragement of a hospitable climate for investment in foreign nations." p9 With unfailing consistency, U.S. intervention has been on the side of the rich and powerful of various nations at the expense of the poor and needy. Rather than strengthening democracies, U.S. leaders have overthrown numerous democratically elected governments or other populist regimes in dozens of countries . .. whenever these nations give evidence of putting the interests of their people ahead of the interests of multinational corporate investors. p13 Alex Carey, Taking the Risk Out of Democracy The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. p19
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