Marginal Man, Michael McFaul's Construction of Three Identities
Du Changsheng;Politics and History College, Bohai Universiry;
In the history of US-Russian relations since 1990 s, ambassadors with triple identities-scholar, diplomatist and cross-cultural communicator, can be counted by bending the fingers. As the first nonprofessional American diplomatist stationed in Russia, Michael Mc Faul is out of the ordinary because of his three identities. In the history of US-Russian relations, his "marginal man" experience has become a political model for American scholars since post cold war. As a scholar, Mc Faul made greatest contribution to Transformation Theory. As a diplomatist, he made tremendous efforts to restart US-Russian relations. As a cross-cultural communicator, he wished to push Russian ideology and culture towards freedom and democracy, although he was practicing American democratic expansion in Russia. Mcfaul went back to academic world, engaged in political theory research and comment on politics of current events after he became the ambassador stationed in Russia.
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