Friday, March 23, 2012


At a medal ceremony in Kuwait, the gold-medal winning Kazakh was honored with the anthem from Borat!  Kazakhstan never found humor in the movie, but I think it has been a nation-branding success for the country.  People know Kazakhstan in ways that Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan could only pd dream. Granted, for all the wrong and fictitious reasons, but the PT Barnum School of Public Diplomacy argues that as long as they spell your country's name right, it is good attention.

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