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Entries by Bob Jacobson from 05/2010

'Blackwatering' Public Diplomacy: The US Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo

| Posted 05.03.2010 | World

The US Pavilion offers no vision of the future. Like so many of the busted malls at home that it so closely resembles, the US Pavilion is fragmentary and momentary, not the beacon of hope the Expo hosts expected.

US Pavilion A Stalking Horse for Privatization? Complaint to IRS Challenges Tax Exemption

| Posted 05.18.2010 | World

Congress and citizens must intervene to implement a thorough examination of and debate about the State Department's privatization policy that stands to eviscerate American public diplomacy.

Hillary Hits Her Hut; or, How I Was Shanghai'ed at the US Pavilion, as told by the American Secretary of State (her eyes now wide-open!)

| Posted 05.22.2010 | World

Can you, Secretary Clinton, imagine if we were there with a really good US Pavilion, one that was authentic and helped the Chinese people to really meet us without commercial intervention?

US Pavilion in Shanghai Fails to Do Its Job: "San Antonio Threw a ($500,000) Party and No One Came"

| Posted 05.31.2010 | World

Privatizing American public diplomacy was the Bush Administration's policy. Regrettably, the Obama Administration, rather than repealing this policy, has instead accelerated its application.