Laura A. Belmonte


On her book Selling the American Way: U.S. Propaganda and the Cold War

Cover Interview of April 13, 2009


I hope that Selling the American Way will prompt readers to be more attuned to how U.S. policy makers explain and have explained our nation and its international role to the world – and that we as informed citizens then demand that they address the often yawning gap between who we say we are and how we actually act in the global realm.  Propaganda, public diplomacy, information, soft power – whatever euphemism one chooses – cannot alone ensure U.S. national security.  But it most definitely can – and has – contributed to a better understanding among the world’s peoples, an objective I believe is more important than ever.

© 2009 Laura A. Belmonte