U.S. Information Agency

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U.S. Information Agency

A former organization of the U.S. State Department that distributed information to foreign countries. It advocated American policy abroad. During the Cold War, its content was largely pro-American propaganda. It existed from 1953 to 1999.
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The most important warriors of the current century may work for the US Information Agency rather than the Department of Defense.
JM: --"devised an abstraction that sought to escape, and yet expressed, US Imperialist power." I'm thinking of the old reading of Abstract Expressionism's manipulation by the US Information Agency to represent an American ideology of "freedom."
In many respects, the new information group is a smaller, less structured successor to the independent US Information Agency, which the State Department will absorb in October.