Form and Content in Communications

The history of diplomacy frequently refers

to the “Long Telegram” by George Kennan,

often cited as the precursor to and justification

for the Cold War.

One person’s communication shaped global

policy.  Where were the checks and balances?

This blog discusses the interplay between

the form and content of communications…

How do governments, corporations,

non-government organizations  and individuals encourage

improved form and content during the conduct

of American diplomacy in today’s information

intensive environment?

Which voices create useful leverage and

through which media?

In our collaborative era, it’s unlikely that a

single document — one man’s observations, fears

and distillations — could result in the long term impact

of the Kennan telegram.  Will the

spirit of collaboration in 21st century diplomacy will solicit

use many voices, intellects and evolved



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