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Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
By Lester Markel and Others
Harper (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1949, 227 pp.

How well informed is American public opinion in the field of foreign affairs? What can be done to make it better informed? How effective is our propaganda abroad? What can be done to improve it? This book is an effort to answer these questions. It describes what public opinion is, how it is being used, how it should be used. Written by nine authors, all experts on various aspects of the subject, the book is not a symposium but a running discussion. Lester Markel, Sunday editor of The New York Times, planned the book and coördinated the work of the other contributors.