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Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy$
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Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520284135

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520284135.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Instruments of Diplomacy

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(p.1) Introduction
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Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy
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Danielle Fosler-Lussier

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520284135.003.0009

This chapter describes how the State Department’s Cultural Presentations program was planned by the United States government and carried out through diplomatic posts in the field. Music played an important role in diplomacy. Both in person and through the media, music built relationships between individuals in the giving and receiving states. These relationships constitute the essence of soft power.

Keywords:   Cultural Presentations, United States, music, diplomacy, media, soft power, propaganda

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