The OAH-AP Joint Advisory Board decided to publish a collection of essays that would serve as a how-to manual for adopting the recommendations of Bender’s La Pietra Report. So, for example, a scholarly essay on American “cultural imperialism” would be paired with a piece by a high school teacher explaining how the topic of American cultural imperialism could be adapted to the AP . History course. Ted Dickson, future co-chair of the committee that actually wrote the new Framework, was chosen to co-edit this book, which was published in 2008 as America on the World Stage: A Global Approach to . History . Thomas Bender wrote an introduction to the book explaining the philosophy behind the La Pietra Report.
When one considers that the states that sign up to anti-transnational crime agreements tend to be precisely those countries that have been targeted by these criminal groups, we can begin to see the extent to which theory and practice have become divorced within these and other multi-lateral information sharing apparatuses. Ultimately, then, until those ‘rogue' states that harbour international terrorist and transnational crime syndicates sign up to MLAT and the Transnational Organised Crime Convention, the impact of the exchange of information will remain distinctly limited.