Monday, July 16, 2007
Lukacs' Kennan book
Here's a link to the review I did for the Register on historian John Lukacs' little book on George Kennan. Kennan may be almost forgotten these days, or if remembered only as the reputed architect of the "containment" strategy during the Cold War, though his famous 1946 "X" piece in Foreign Affairs. But there was much more to his life, and John Lukacs (who was a friend) offers a short but eloquent appreciation of his life and character. "George Kennan: A Study of Character."