Spreading the good word about America

Marwan Bishara talks with USAID’s Kristi Ragan and Voice of America’s David Ensor about the role of their institutions.

Are institutions such as Voice of America and USAID solely interested in developing and improving the lives of those in underdeveloped regions?

Can we talk about the exportation and implementation of American ideals of democracy and development without referring to the specific political agenda the US has in those regions? 

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