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Hearts, Minds, VoicesUS Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World$
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Jason C. Parker

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190251840

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.001.0001

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A “New Babel of Voices”

A “New Babel of Voices”

Cacophony and Community in the Decolonizing World

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(p.92) 4 A “New Babel of Voices”
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Hearts, Minds, Voices
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Jason C. Parker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.003.0005

The USIA continued to expand its activities in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East throughout the 1950s. There, US outreach encountered volatile issues of race, empire, development, and decolonization as they intersected with the Cold War. The challenge was acute, given overseas awareness of Jim Crow and of Washington’s European–imperial alliances. A series of events including the Suez Crisis, the independence of Ghana, and the Little Rock Crisis delineates this global race revolution and highlights the difficulties these issues posed for US public diplomacy. But Washington was far from alone in engaging them. These events prompted parties East and West—and North and South—to undertake or expand information operations abroad. In addition to validating the strategic importance of public diplomacy, these campaigns also nurtured the imagined community of the Third World—one increasingly united in rejecting the Cold War that Washington and Moscow insistently tried to introduce.

Keywords:   public diplomacy, Cold War, decolonization, race, propaganda, United States Information Agency (USIA), Third World, Suez, Ghana, Little Rock

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