John Brown just let me know about a nice essay by Steve Barnes in the International Herald Tribune today trying to focus attention on the Presidential candidates and their ideas about public diplomacy. He references a discussion hosted here on the topic a few months ago. For those coming here from that article and looking for the relevant links, here they are:
- never been afraid to talk about anything, the original framing post noting that Clinton had virtually nothing to say about public diplomacy, McCain said a lot but has an overly militarized approach, and Obama had some great ideas and seemed to have the best grasp of its importance and potential.
- talk about anything, again, featuring responses by Patricia Kushlis, John Brown, Kenneth Payne, and Donna Marie Oglesby
- keep talking, featuring Steve Corman and Matt Armstrong
Nothing more to add right now, as I'm scrambling to get ready for upcoming trip.