Friday, December 08, 2006

Jeane J Kirkpatrick

I knew Ambassador Jeane J Kirkpatrick since 1972 when she was member of the of the original Board of Directors of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority, a "ginger group" formed to get the Democratic Party away from it leftward tropism, then called "McGovernism."

A few years later we arrived at the American Enterprise Institute at about the same time.

She was an American Original.

She had three sons as a relatively young woman and was, accordingly, able to a pursue her remarkably productive career in her chosen field of political science --- decidedly not of the ivory tower variety --- for many decades.

She was fluent in a number of languages.

She was highly cultured woman.

She was great cook.

She lived a full life.

R.I.P.

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