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The PDcast #2: The Ebb and Flow of National Greatness

The PDcast #2: The Ebb and Flow of National Greatness

October 18, 2013 10:00 am by: Category: Cultural Diplomacy, East Asia, Featured, North America, Public Diplomacy, The PDcast 1 Comment A+ / A-

What determines ‘national greatness’?  The U.S. is the current leader in Nobel Prizes won and government shutdowns.

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For the week of October 14, 2013:

Topic 1: A Chinese op-ed called for a “de-Americanized” world; could the U.S. be losing significant brand integrity as a global power in the process on domestic bickering?

Read more:

Commentary: U.S. fiscal failure warrants a de-Americanized world | Xinhua, Liu Chang

Upset over U.S. fiscal crisis, China urges a ‘de-Americanized world’ | L.A. Times, Jim Puzzanghera

China to U.S.: Who’s a “Responsible Stakeholder” Now? | Slate, Joshua Keating

World should ‘de-Americanise’, says China following default fears | Telegraph, Philip SherwellMalcolm Moore

Journalist’s Call for ‘de-Americanized World’ Provokes Alarm in U.S., Fart Jokes in China | Foreign Policy, Liz Carter

Utilize diverse cultural traits to expand soft power | China Daily, Ku Ma

 

Topic 2: Is there a link between the Nobel Prize and “national greatness”?

Read more:

Stephens: Nobels and National Greatness | Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens

 

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About Michael Ardaiolo

Michael Ardaiolo is currently a student in Syracuse University's Public Diplomacy Master's Program: M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and M.S. in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In addition, he is a recovering record slinger, a Criterion Collection addict, an NBA obsessor, and a struggling student of the Korean language.

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