Monday, December 14, 2015

Reasserting America in the 1970s: US Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America's Image Abroad


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Reasserting America in the 1970s brings together two areas of burgeoning scholarly interest. On the one hand, scholars are investigating the many ways in which the 1970s constituted a profound era of transition in the international order.
AuthorGiles Scott-Smith
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The American defeat in Vietnam, the breakdown of the Bretton Woods exchange system and a string of domestic setbacks including Watergate, Three-Mile Island and reversals during the Carter years all contributed to a grand reappraisal of the power and prestige of the United States in the world. In addition, the rise of new global competitors such as Germany and Japan, the pursuit of d├ętente with the Soviet Union and the emergence of new private sources of global power contributed to uncertainty.

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