Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mountain Runner's Reading List

If you have any interest at all in public diplomacy, you need to be reading Matt Armstrong, known to the blogosphere as Mountain Runner. He's recently come out with a public diplomacy reading list, which I've ganked wholesale because I'm so excited about it. (Mountain Runner cautions that it's a very preliminary list, though it looks like an excellent one to me; however, check back with his site in the coming days and weeks for even better versions.)

Readings on Public Diplomacy

A very preliminary reading list on public diplomacy. At this time, this list is not in any particular order and it will be expanded to include more. Click here to jump to the government reports section.

Practicing Public Diplomacy: A Cold War Odyssey by Yale Richmond
image Total Cold War: Eisenhower's Secret Propaganda Battle at Home And Abroad by Kenneth Osgood
image Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign Against American "Neutrality" in World War II by Nicholas Cull
image American Encounters with Arabs: The "Soft Power" of U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Middle East by William Rugh
image The First Resort of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century by Richard Arndt
image Losing Hearts and Minds?: Public Diplomacy and Strategic Influence in the Age of Terror by Carnes Lord
image Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, and the Cold War, 1945-1961 by Walter L. Hixson
image Information War: American Propaganda, Free Speech, and Opinion Control Since 9/11 by Nancy Sno

Click here to visit Mountain Runner's original post.
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