Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Facebook comment on the new U.S. Under Secretary for Public diplomacy ...

From Kiev to Damascus, Moscow to Caracas, there are very few international conflicts and debates where the actions and position of the United States is [sic] not influential.
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John Brown And do we need yet another State Dept. "spokesperson" pontificating on the latest international events in order to titillate the media? How about someone who manages, justifies (and improves) with skill and sensitivity the many informational, educational, and cultural programs that already exist in order to make U.S. public diplomacy truly "public"? Of course, such a thankless task doesn't get any headlines, perhaps because it means real work (including not ignoring bureaucratic details), as opposed to the instant "glory" of being interviewed on CNN by an over-the-hill correspondent ...
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