CAN YOU SPOT THE FAKE HERE? You're kidding, right? We have fake elections, a fake president, fake prime minister, fake parliament, fake judiciary, fake diplomats, fake news, fake cheese, fake alcohol, fake athletes and on and on and on -- and you ask whether I can spot a fake COOKIE? Ahahaha! I laugh at your fake presumptuousness! Oh, and by the way: Ole! Ole! cookies were designed to go great with fake milk. From fake cows. Who go !ooM !ooM
A Princeton PhD, was a U.S. diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Central/Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. After leaving the State Department in order to express opposition to the planned invasion of Iraq, he taught courses at Georgetown University pertaining to the tension between propaganda and public diplomacy. For many years he shared ideas on the theme "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" with Eurasian/European delegates participating in the "Open World" program.
Brown’s articles have appeared in numerous publications. A recent piece is “Janus-Faced Public Diplomacy: Creel and Lippmann During the Great War” (published in Nontraditional U.S. Public Diplomacy: Past, Present, and Future; now online).
He is the author (with S. Grant) of The Russian Empire and the USSR: A Guide to Manuscripts and Archival Materials in the United States (also online). In the past century, he served as an editor/translator of a joint U.S.-Soviet publication, The Establishment of Russian-American Relations, 1765-1815.