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George F. Kennan: The Life or Times?

H. W. Brands, the notable biographer of American leaders including Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and, recently, Ronald Reagan states that “all biographies are the time and life… 981 more words

Book Review

From Serious Tactical Error to Downright Insanity

The following two paragraphs are quoted from a New York Times tribute to George F. Kennan on March 18, 2005. Kennan, who died at 101 in 2005, was a major architect of the Cold War. 212 more words


Getting Kennan Right

In his recent article in Foreign Affairs, the American academic Alexander Motyl called on Western governments to review George F. Kennan’s case for the “containment” of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. 408 more words

Former Soviet Union

Just One More...

“Heroism is endurance for one moment more.” – George F. Kennan