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Martha Bayles

Martha Bayles writes a regular column on media and public diplomacy for The American Interest, and on film and television for the Claremont Review of Books. Her most recent book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad, was published by Yale University Press in 2014, and described by American Diplomacy as “the freshest and most original treatment of US Public Diplomacy in many years.” Currently she is completing a study of the current dangers to independent journalism around the world. Her new work-in-progress is a book about the importance of “voluntary restraint” in the American tradition of free speech. Since 2003 she has taught humanities at Boston College.