Another Times article endorses cultural diplomacy
This lengthy, fascinating article about America's diminishing role in the world concludes with several prescriptions which the author believes can help us regain global prestige. Among the pieces of advice: "We need a Peace Corps 10 times its present size, plus student exchanges, English-teaching programs and hands-on job training overseas — with corporate sponsorship. ... The secret weapon must be the American citizenry itself. American foundations and charities, not least the Gates and Ford Foundations, dwarf European counterparts in their humanitarian giving; if such private groups independently send more and more American volunteers armed with cash, good will and local knowledge to perform 'diplomacy of the deed,' then the public diplomacy will take care of itself."
Sounds a lot like a clarion call for more person-to-person exchanges of the kind in which Cultures in Harmony specializes! Make a tax-deductible contribution to Cultures in Harmony today.