GE3V17049 The Cultural Cold War

Class 4 The Third World

Compare 3 presidents.

Assignment & Readings

Gerits, Frank. “Hungry Minds: The Eisenhower Administration and Cultural Assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa (1953-1961).” Diplomatic History 1, no. 3 (2017): 594–619. (25pp)

‘6. True Colors: Nonalignment, Race and the Proliferation of Public Diplomacy in the Formation of the Third World, Parker, Jason. Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016, 140-167. (27pp)

Lerner, Mitch. “Climbing off the Back Burner: Lyndon Johnson’s Soft Power Approach to Africa.” Diplomacy & Statecraft 22, no. 4 (2011): 578–607. (29pp)

DIVISION OF TEAMS

Question 1 Team A H J Q F P G

Question 2 Team B E M I K G N O

Question 3 Team C D L F P

COMPARE THE DIFFERENT PRESIDENTS

1. What is the U.S. president’s aim in Africa?

  Give min. 1 example to substantiate your   argument.

- Eisenhower

- JFK

- LBJ

 

2. What is the role of public diplomacy in the Africa strategy?

  Give min. 1 example to substantiate your   argument.

- Eisenhower

- JFK

- LBJ

 

3. Develop a critique on the argument. What is not convincing ?

  Give min. 1 example to substantiate your   argument.

- Eisenhower

- JFK

- LBJ

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