Not an "Ugly American": Sal Tas, a Dutch Reporter as Agent of the West in Africa

Tity de Vries

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    During the 1950s and 1960s Dutch Parool reporter Sal Tas (1905-1976) performed as a link between American liberal intellectuals and politicians and young African states, with his articles in The New Leader and with his activities for an American training and information center in Rome. Not being American was an essential condition of this performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransnational Anti-Communism and the Cold War
    Subtitle of host publicationAgents, Activities, and Networks
    EditorsLuc van Dongen, Stephanie Roulin, Giles Scott-Smith
    Place of PublicationBasingstoke, Hampshire UK
    PublisherPalgrave MacMillan
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-0-230-50746-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NameThe Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


    • public diplomacy, Cold War, Africa, anti-communist journalism

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