International America: Analyzing Cultural Influence Based on the Voice of Ann Tizia Leitich, a 20th Century Austrian Woman


  • Emma Leigh Boone



Leitich’s ideas and solutions are unique and intriguing in
efforts to understand American culture because her glimpses of
society show how it affected tradition on an international scale.
Using Leitich’s book Amerika, Du hast es besser! I will show how
Leitich addresses this cultural crisis. I will do this by exploring
her belief that a tired European cultural elite wanted a cultural
reformation, one which America provided; that America became
a capitalistic leader which Leitich compares and relates to the
Austrian socialistic economy; and that by providing her news
correspondences, two distinct cultures finally became aware of
each other and their mutual influence through international


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