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Through a Screen Darkly Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America's Image Abroad

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ISBN-10: 0300123388

ISBN-13: 9780300123388

Edition: 2014

Authors: Martha Bayles

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What does the world admire most about America? Science, technology, higher education, consumer goods—but not, it seems, freedom and democracy. Indeed, these ideals are in global retreat, for reasons ranging from ill-conceived foreign policy to the financial crisis and the sophisticated propaganda of modern authoritarians. Another reason, explored for the first time in this pathbreaking book, is the distorted picture of freedom and democracy found in America's cultural exports. :In interviews with thoughtful observers in eleven countries, Martha Bayles heard many objections to the violence and vulgarity pervading today's popular culture. But she also heard a deeper complaint: namely, that…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1/21/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English