'I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANY MORE' ("Network," 1976)
--> "[Alexey Kovalev] used to work for RIA Novosti’s inoSMI.ru project, which translates foreign-language media into Russian. Today he is taking revenge on the people he says destroyed his country’s state media, using a new website called https://noodleremover.news/ -- a play on the Russian phrase “noodles on your ears” (a cock-and-bull story). The project exposes false and misleading reports in the Russian media—particularly stories citing popular and expert opinion in the West about Russia."
AK: "How much contradiction can Russians absorb without going crazy? At any point in time, they believe two opposite things. For instance, there are no Russian troops in Ukraine, but we are winning the war." https://globalvoices.org/…/one-mans-revenge-against-russia…/
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University (http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/jhb7/) for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."