18 April, 2010

The making of American Empire

"Young people behind The Iron Curtain listening to American music and news on Radio Free Europe; of Chinese students symbolizing their protests in Tiananment Square by creating a replica of the Statue of Liberty; of newly liberated Afghans in 2001 asking for a copy of Bill of Rights; of young Iranians today surreptitiousy watching banned American videos and satellite television broadcasts in the privacy of their homes. These are all examples of America's soft power" Joseph S Nye,Jr