Mr. X2

Fairlie, Henry
December 1977
New Republic;12/24/77, Vol. 177 Issue 26/27, p9
Focuses on a British diplomat George F. Kennan views on the foreign policy of the U.S. Opinion of Kennan that the U.S. should improve its relationship with the Soviet Union; Opposition of Kennan to the view that the Soviet Union poses an immediate military threat to the U.S.; Proposal of Kennan for series of private gatherings in which would be included not only high-level policy-makers of the moment but leading members of the opposition, that is, the U.S. Committee on the Present Danger; Reference of Kennan's proposal as the politics of senility; View that his lack of confidence in democratic institutions and his natural preference for spheres of interest has led him to make some outlandish proposals.


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