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there is a real question as to whether "bigness" in a body politic is not an evil in itself, quite aside from the policies pursued in its name.




George F. Kennan, 1904-2005, Historian & U.S. Ambassador to Russia and Yugoslavia, Around the Cragged Hill : A Personal and Political Philosophy, 1994

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George F. Kennan
George F. Kennan
  • Born: February 16, 1904
  • Died: March 17, 2005
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Historian

George Frost Kennan was an American diplomat and historian. He was best known as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion during the Cold War. He lectured widely and wrote scholarly histories of the relations between the USSR and the United States. He was also one of the group of foreign policy elders known as "The Wise Men".

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