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interests such as a missile defense system, the death penalty, the Second Amendment, global warming strategies, and the U.N. World Conference
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has had a Who's-Afraid-of-Virginia-Woolf relationship with the U.N.'s side project UNESCO. In fact, the U.S. quit UNESCO in 1984, frustrated
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and quotas. For instance, if France succeeds in getting UNESCO to declare that films are something other than what they are, i.e.,
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one will watch snoozy French films. That may very well be true, but shouldn't this serve as an incentive for the French to make more viable
films, maybe hire a few American directors to show them how it's done?
Films, television, and pop music are, in the end, what this row is all about. France and its comrades at UNESCO do not get all worked up when
some new T.C. Boyle novel shows up in translation in Left Bank bookstores. No one in Italy whines when Angels in America is produced at the
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pretends that it is only the U.S. that treats
cultural products as commodities to be exported like sportswear and Dog and Suds rootbeer.
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snapshot of life in a free, democratic America, a life many dream of having for themselves and their families. For many, exposure to American
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America based on certain films. Back in the
early '90s, many of my friends in Eastern Europe believed that America was similar to its depiction on the ghastly but popular television
series Dynasty. I quickly disabused them of that notion, steering them toward films that more accurately depict middle and working class
CONTRARY TO WHAT SOME Euro-snobs believe, America has a lot to offer the world, and not just in its example of liberal democracy, its
monetary aid, and its peace-keeping capabilities. America still boasts the world's most vibrant culture. In recent times it has given the
world George Gershwin and Charlie Parker, Robert Johnson and Hank Williams, Francis Ford Coppola and Frank Lloyd Wright, William Faulkner and
Eugene O'Neil. America has been the haven where foreign artists from Jean Renoir to Czeslaw Milosz have come to seek refuge and freely
express themselves and their artistic vision. Would other nations really be more diverse and better off if the U.S. kept these artists and
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