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Jeane Kirkpatick’s War: It Was Against Totalitarianism. And It's Far From Over.

GRUP Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 7:57 PM
Robert Stethem was murdered June 15, 1985. There are some interesting claims about the later lives and deaths of the murderers, some involving their own bombs, and some alleging drone strikes. Nabih Berri is still Speaker of the Parliament in Lebanon.... GBUSA

Jeane Kirkpatrick spent her life studying — and fighting — totalitarianism. Reading Peter Collier’s illuminating new biography, Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick, I was struck by how closely the war against Communism in the 20th century mirrors the war against Islamism in the 21st — and by how little we’ve learned.

To take just one example: As ambassador to the U.N. and a member of President Reagan’s cabinet in the 1980s, Kirkpatrick was concerned about the spread of Communism in Central America. A high-level State Department official claimed not to see the problem. The coming...