The Administration: Telling the World

In Southeast Asia, ferryboat operators accept dog-eared copies of a magazine called Free World in lieu of money. In Laos, wandering minstrels roam through villages to sing the sad story of how the Communists would ruin the country if they took over. In the new African nations of Somalia and Togo, legislators are lining up for English classes. Around the world, 2,700 newspapers in 86 countries with a total circulation of 100 million are carrying a comic strip named Visit to America, which relates the adventures of a young Asian journeying about the U.S.

The magazine, the minstrels, the English...

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