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History’s Greatest Fourth of July Birthday Card: A Personal Story of Polish-American Friendship

Wojewodztwo Krakowskie (Krakow Province)

By Ted Lipien Today, July 4, 2017, America celebrates its Independence Day. During his upcoming visit to Poland on July 6, President Donald Trump will be among a long line of American leaders reaffirming the importance of the Polish-American alliance and friendship. This article is about a unique way in which the citizens of the interwar Polish Republic marked in ... Read More »

Tomlinson on Voice of America coverage of Pope John Paul II

Ken Tomlinson and Ted Lipien with Pope John Paul II

    Former Voice of America (VOA) director and former Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Ken Tomlinson, who died recently, told Voice of America two years ago that his most memorable moment at VOA was to visit the Polish Service and help arrange extensive news coverage of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland when the country was still ... Read More »

Interweaving of Public Diplomacy and U.S. International Broadcasting

Voice of America Polish

Interweaving of Public Diplomacy and U.S. International Broadcasting A Historical Analysis by Ted Lipien Published in American Diplomacy, December 2011   Summary U.S. policy makers have used traditional diplomacy, public diplomacy and government-sponsored journalism to promote America’s interests and to influence public opinion abroad. On the journalistic side, the so-called surrogate radios: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty – more ... Read More »

Reagan and Korbonski on Yalta and Poland

Stefan Korboński presenting the Home Army Cross to President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1984 during celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising.

As Poland prepares for next year’s 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising, I wanted to share ‘s 1984 letter to The New York Times, in which the last chief of the Polish wartime underground State repeated President Ronald Reagan’s earlier statement that the United States rejects any interpretation of the Yalta agreement that suggests American consent for the division of Europe ... Read More »

Ted Lipien’s book published in Poland, reviewed in Polityka

Wojtyła a kobiety, Ted Lipien

Ted Lipien’s book about Pope John Paul II and feminism, “Wojtyła’s Women: How They Shaped the Life of Pope John Paul II and Changed the Catholic Church, O-Books, UK, 2008,” was translated into Polish and published in Poland. Adam Szostkiewicz, a reviewer for the Polish news magazine Polityka, wrote that “Lipien is an American journalist with Polish roots who speaks ... Read More »

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