31Mar/14

Pox Americana: Beyond American Studies and the ‘Special Relationship’

Prof. Scott Lucas                                                                                                  www.libertas.bham.ac.uk   With no further ado, American Studies in five episodes:   EPISODE 1: WE’RE NUMBER ONE   A young boy grows in the US South of the 1960s.

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31Mar/14

The Betrayal of Dissent

Prof. Scott Lucas                                                                                                  www.libertas.bham.ac.uk   As Robert Fisk has written, ‘The real and frightening story starts now.’[i] It may be the only occasion where he is in accord with neo-conservatives like William

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31Mar/14

Enduring “America”: Making the Preponderant Universal?

Prof. Scott Lucas                                                                                                  www.libertas.bham.ac.uk   In October 2001 Charlotte Beers, formerly the head of the Madison Avenue advertising firms Oglivy and Mather and J. Walter Thompson, joined the George W. Bush Administration

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31Mar/14

Negotiating’Freedom’

Prof. Scott Lucas                                                                                                  www.libertas.bham.ac.uk   Five years ago, the freelance historian Frances Stonor Saunders caused a flurry of press comment with the publication of her Who Paid the Piper?, published in the

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