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US thinktank ponders it's navel

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2002 8:04 pm    Post subject: US thinktank ponders it's navel Reply with quote

:Read: rant
anyone read the report?
http://www.cfr.org/public/resource.cgi?pub!4681
The number of times they used "public diplomacy" is comical. I didn't know PR spindoctors needed a euphemysm while shoving 'The American Dream' down everyone's throats?

Though i'm curious why the news article this 'Talking Point' is based on neglects to mention "the values of strength of family and religious faith" in the sentence of American Cultural Values, i'm actually more interested why the 'American Dream' isn't referred to...

Personally, i think an institution created just after World War One would hardly be interested in global opinion polls if they're publically surprised noone likes the economic bitter pill they've been forced to swallow for decades...More telling is their blase attitude about the bitterness.

BBC news article
BBC talking point (i wonder if my above comment will make it in there. muaha)

NewYorkTimes (home of jingoism, inc.)

herrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre's johnny
Hyde wrote:
“America’s story is a compelling one, but it is up to us to tell it. We have much to do, but we must never forget that, beyond the islands of hatred populated by vocal enemies, there is an enormous reservoir of good will and that legions of silent allies await.”
:eyespin:
sometimes i wonder about the jingoism prevalent in the very parochial US demographic...i'm sure most Americans are baffled by foreign hatred of The American Way. It's not the people of the USA that are misanthropic, but the corporate "national interests" hiding behind a government shadow.
talking point commentor wrote:
There is only an image problem if it presents a distorted picture of what is really going on. In this case, I think the image is pretty accurate.
~Bob, USA
talking point commentor wrote:
I would ask the rest of the world not to confuse the people of the US with its government.
~Rachel, USA

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's a lively topic about invasion of privacy relating to the post 911 antics of government and PR firms...you won't believe how much brain sweat i wasted on that silly post. ah well, all for a good cause.

I should be repairing the links in Freedatabase forum though. can't believe i spent 6 hours on that post. lol
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