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

Reginald10 Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 11:13 PM
At one point, I was rooting for a Jack Kemp / Jeane Kirkpatrick presidential ticket. Good on the economy, good on foreign policy.

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...