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The Wisdom of Jeane Kirkpatrick

By on 8.9.14 | 10:11AM

I sat at a table with Jeane Kirkpatrick, some years back. A charming lady, much reviled by the Left for suggesting in Commentary that the U.S. should not be quick to reject the friendship of non-democratic regimes which were friendly to this country.

We've now arrived at an anti-Kirkpatrick moment, where we reject the friendship of countries, democratic and non-democratic that are friendly to the U.S., and seek to befriend the non-democratic regimes that hate us.

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