Comments on: We’ve built it…will they come? Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Arturius Sat, 01 May 2010 06:38:46 +0000 For another point of view, I suggest your readers check out The Atlantic’s Shanghai correspondent Adam Minter’s latest entry on his Shanghai Scrap blog, How could this happen? A Reporter’s Guide to the USA Pavilion Debacle at Expo 2010,” April 30, 2010.

It’s ironic on the eve of the Expo’s opening to be reciting these facts again after a year and a half of alerts, but a lazy press compounded the problem. The “Blackwatering,” the privatization of US public diplomacy symbolized by the US Pavilion is finally catching the press’ and Congress attention. It’s about time.