The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Richard Arndt
     
 

A landmark study of the most-neglected tool of U.S. foreign policySee more details below

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A landmark study of the most-neglected tool of U.S. foreign policy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597970044
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
03/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Cultural diplomacy from the Bronze Age to World War I1
Ch. 2Total war and its aftershocks, 1917-193224
Ch. 3Designing cultural relations, 1932-194049
Ch. 4Nelson Rockefeller and other new boys, 1940-194575
Ch. 5MacLeish's moment, spring, 194598
Ch. 6Early field staffing : the point of contact121
Ch. 7Two classic cultural products : architecture and libraries142
Ch. 8Benton, Fulbright, Smith, and Mundt161
Ch. 9Products and people : English, books, and two visionaries187
Ch. 10Postwar losses and Fulbright's gift213
Ch. 11Reorienting enemies, campaigning for truth237
Ch. 12The birth of USIA264
Ch. 13George Allen in the middle288
Ch. 14New frontiers for old : Murrow and Coombs314
Ch. 15Battle's rescue and the birth of the Peace Corps338
Ch. 16The arts of vision360
Ch. 17The ordeal of Charles Frankel380
Ch. 18The arts of performance398
Ch. 19Intellect, government, and Fulbright drift418
Ch. 20Nixon and Ford, Shakespeare and Richardson437
Ch. 21Six intellectual CAOs458
Ch. 22Stanton's challenge : status quo or change?480
Ch. 23Paved with good intentions : Carter's reorganization499
Ch. 24Two decades of decline520
Afterword : sunset or new dawn?544

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