Friday, December 08, 2006

RIP, Jeane Kirkpatrick

Jeanne Kirkpatrick died today. Norman Podhoretz eulogizes,
Having enlisted [in the Cold War] as a young woman, she went on to perform brilliant service on the ideological front, where she stood up magnificently for this country at a time when it was under a relentlessly vicious assault at home no less than abroad. It was as a hero of that war that she made her mark, and it is as a true American hero that she will be remembered.
It was an article by Kirkpatrick in Podhoretz's Commentary magazine ("Dictatorships & Double Standards," November, 1979) that caught Ronald Reagan's eye thus launching Kirkpatrick into the national political and intellectual spotlight.

(Hat tip.)

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