GE3V17049 The Cultural Cold War
Class 3 Public Diplomacy in Western & Eastern Europe
In this class we want to discuss the source material. How do the primary sources stack up against what you have learnt in the module?
SOURCE 1: Drakulic, Slavenka. Cafe Europa: Life After Communism. New York: Penguin Books, 1999, 6-13. (7pp).
Is Slavenka Drakulic ispired by U.S. consumer culture?
SOURCE 2: Kennan, George F. American Diplomacy 1900-1950. Toronto and New York NY: The New American Library, 1951, 129-154 (25pp).
What does Kennan say about Propaganda?
SOURCE 3: Pamphlet, ‘Atomic Power for Peace’, 1953
Does this pamphlet confirm Osgoods research?
SOURCE 4: Wagnleitner, Reinhold. “The Empire of the Fun, or Talkin’ Soviet Union Blues: The Sound of Freedom and U.S. Cultural Hegemony in Europe.” Diplomatic History 23, no. 3 (1999): 499–524. (25pp)
Does Wagnleitner fall into the school of Cultural Imperialism?
DIVISION OF TEAMS
Source 1 Team A H J Q F P
Source 2 Team B I K G N O
Source 3 Team C L F P
Source 4 Team D M E G