Some foundations of current day US diplomacy lie in the cultural internationalism of the 1940’s. By way of diplomats, authors and thinkers, some obscure, but equally influential figures became its respected architects including William Fulbright, Archibald MacLeish, and Sumner Welles. Harilaos Stecopoulos examines these figures and lays a foundation for understanding diplomacy of the period.
Harilaos Stecopoulos is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa, and the Editor of the prestigious The Iowa Review. Stecopoulos earned a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in English Literature. He has authored several books, articles and book chapters, and is currently completing “Telling America’s Story to the World: The Literature of U.S. Diplomacy.”