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How the US Leveraged the Love of Fulbright Scholars Like Sylvia Plath 

DECEMBER 6, 2017

“To discuss the effectiveness of a program of cultural exchange in developing good international relations is to raise at once the question of whether familiarity breeds love or contempt,” wrote Robert Spiller, one time president of the American Studies Association, in a 1967 retrospective on the origins of the Fulbright Scholar Program. Issued exactly 20 years after the whirlwind expansion of American studies and American scholars across...