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GBS Congratulates Dr. Oliver Elliott!

Dr. Oliver ElliottGeneva Business School would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Dr. Oliver Elliott, DBA Program Manager, for the publication of his book, The American Press and The Cold War: The Rise of Authoritarianism in South Korea, 1945–1954.

Dr. Elliott’s book looks at American press coverage of South Korea after World War Two and the evolution of media attitudes to American support for authoritarian anti-communist regimes during the crucial early stages of the Cold War. It reveals how a group of foreign correspondents, battling U.S. military authorities and South Korean lobbyists, brought the issue of South Korean authoritarianism into the American political mainstream on the eve of the Korean War. However, when war came in June 1950, the press rapidly abandoned its scrutiny of the status of South Korean democracy. It thus argue that the Korean War was a crucial turning point for the American media, when it moved from the democratic idealism of the World War Two era to the Cold War norm of uncritical support for America’s authoritarian allies.

Visit this page for more information about the book, to read a short preview or to purchase it!

Congratulations on this well-deserved achievement, Oliver! GBS is certain that this work is but the first in a long and successful publishing career.