, given that in 2012 MdM had a
presence on every continent, in some forty countries, with 136 international and
1,700 national employees. At headquarters they had fourteen desk managers to oversee
In addition, I was unclear about my role. I had practically no support, though the
scope of my job was enormous, from strengthening the overall security framework to
providing operational support at one of multiple field projects. What was expected
responsibility for any errors is mine alone.
2 Ian MacDonald , Revolution in the Head: The Beatles’ Records and theSixties ( London : Pimlico , 1995 ), 77 n. The Beatles were aided in their domination of the American charts by the simultaneous release of different records by a variety of minor US labels. Ironically, the multiple ownership of the Beatles’ catalogue that facilitated this unusual development was the result of Capitol Records having previously sold their initial rights on the songs, reflecting the earlier lack of interest in the group in the United
Herrick Library (MHL), Beverly Hills, CA, US; Abby Mann, ‘Judgment at Nuremberg’, 1961, Stanley Kramer Papers, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, US.
19 T. Gitlin, TheSixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage (New York: Bantam Books, 1993); T. Windt , Presidents and Protesters: Political Rhetoric in the 1960s ( Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama , 1990 ); R. Lieberman , Prairie Power: Voices of 1960s Midwestern Student Protest ( Columbia : University of Missouri Press , 2004 ), p. 71 ; S. Stern , With the Weathermen: The Personal Journal of a Revolutionary Woman
addition, in the years where data is available, Figure 3.3 shows that the Indian public had ‘confidence in the US President’.
3.1 Indian favourability ratings of the United States
3.2 Indian favourability ratings of Americans
3.3 Indian confidence in the American president
America’s relatively high approval ratings in India, along with Obama’s relationship with Modi, help explain why Obama was the chief guest at thesixty-sixth Republic Day on 26 January 2015. This was the first time an American president had this honour, and in making
norms and international regimes drew marked support. From his understanding of America as a Pacific nation, to his repeated visits to the region, his familial connections with Indonesia, and his cooperative diplomacy, Obama’s intent to work with the region was clear. In these respects, Australia was reassured by the presidential interest in its immediate region. Emblematic too of the Obama effect in the relationship was Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s 2011 statement to the US Congress, in which she announced that Australia was ‘[a]n ally for thesixty years past and
Perhaps the most important characteristic that the book
focuses on is the tenuous relationship between Romanian
communism and Russian Stalinism. While fiercely upheld at
first, Russian Stalinism was later rejected in order to make
room for the local consolidation of power and for an alternative route to development, one that while equally violent,
tended to experiment more with ideas coming from other
communist regimes like China or North Korea. During thesixty-eight years of Romanian communism however, there is
little indication of any true, widespread intellectual