May 1, 2019
This episode of The East Is A Podcast is brought to you by students from Levi Thompson’s University of Colorado Boulder course Representing Islam. In it, they cover the operations of the Franklin Book Program, an American book-publishing and translation initiative that operated in the Middle East from 1953 to 1979. Levi and his students examine the program as an instance of American soft power within the context of Cold War cultural imperialism and give listeners a number of bibliographical notes for further investigation.
created by Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist)