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"Experiencing a Nasty Fall from Grace?" Austria's Image in the U.S. after the Formation of the New ÖVP/FPÖ Government

Author / Editor:

Bischof, Günter


The author analyses patterns of political reactions after the formation of a ÖVP-FPÖ government 2000 which criticised the integration of the right wing populist party of Jörg Haider. Despite emotional debates in the US print media, critical but balanced essays of prominent historians the US public still is sympathetic towards Austrians. Defensive arguments to repeat the Nazi victime theory only, however, were counterproductive.


CenterAustria - Center for Austrian Culture and Commerce, University of New Orleans, 2000



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