The Geopolitics of Information: How Western Culture Dominates the World

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The Geopolitics of Information: How Western Culture Dominates the World

By Anthony Smith
Oxford University Press, 1980
192 pp. $13.95
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The Director of the British Film Institute adds his sober reassessment to the unending debate about First World news media and Third World news. He concedes the imbalance, sees it as the product of a cultural gulf that will not disappear, and is properly skeptical of the "solutions," either one-sided or by way of compromise, that have been proposed at UNESCO and elsewhere; but he sees the need for new networks "constructed in a spirit of real interdependence."