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Manipulation Or Education? : Symbolic Language, Belief System And The Truman Doctrine, John Gunn Tilson Jan 1986

Manipulation Or Education? : Symbolic Language, Belief System And The Truman Doctrine, John Gunn Tilson

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The question arises in the analysis of foreign policy decision making regarding how consensus or approval by the public is attained for policies. Some authors have suggested that consensus is obtained through the manipulation of opinion by decision makers. One case often cited as an example of manipulation is the 1947 announcement of the Truman Doctrine.

In determining the validity of these arguments a review was conducted of the language of the doctrine and the interpretations of newspaper columnists. In addition, a review of personal documents of the decision makers was conducted to determine their impressions.

The data compiled from ...


Egypt And The Soviet Union, 1953-1970, John W. Copp Jan 1986

Egypt And The Soviet Union, 1953-1970, John W. Copp

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The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze in detail the many aspects of the Soviet-Egyptian friendship as it developed from 1953 to 1970. The relationship between the two is extremely important because it provides insight into the roles of both Egypt and the Soviet Union in both the history of the Middle East and in world politics. The period from 1953 to 1970 is key in understanding the relationship between the two states because it is the period of the genesis of the relationship and a period in which both nations went through marked changes in both ...