We should create a new agency to implement his ideas.

Posted: 28 Nov 2007

"This is a take-away: When we think of U.S. 'soft power' and influence, we do not always have to think of creating a new government bureaucracy or program. These don't tend to work very well, as the underwhelming results of aid programs and so-called 'public diplomacy attest. Yet the United States as a nation wields tremendous influence through the activities of its private citizens." Mauro De Lorenzo, American Enterprise Institute, 16 April 2007 (but dinged by Google News on 27 November).

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