Notable Quotable

May 14, 2007|By ST. LOIUS POST-DISPATCH

You can't market what you don't have. We don't have policies that people like. No amount of spin is going to get people to like American foreign policy." -

HADY AMR, a former Defense Department and World Bank official now with the Brookings Institution, on the problems with U.S. public diplomacy efforts in the Middle East; for example, he says, despite American calls for democracy, U.S. ally Egypt is less democratic today than it was two, 12 or 20 years ago, leading average Egyptians to regard U.S. rhetoric as empty

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