Excellent.... A thorough, engaging, and unbiased study of the USIA and the people who made it work. James Schwoch, Northwestern University; Dizard s much-needed, comprehensive history of the USIA examines the agency s antecedents, as well as its legacy since it was dissolved in 1999, providing a fascinating look at how U.S. public diplomacy programs overlapped and often conflicted. David Krugler, University of Wisconsin Platteville
About the Author
Wilson Dizard Jr. served in the U.S. State Department and the USIA from 1951 to 1980. Author of seven books and more than sixty scholarly articles, most recently Digital Diplomacy: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Information Age and Meganet, he has been adjunct professor of international affairs at Georgetown University (1975-1995) and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (1983-2001).