Jeane Kirkpatrick Quotes

Traditional autocrats leave in place existing allocations of wealth, power, status, and other re-sources which in most traditional societies favor an affluent few and maintain masses in poverty. But they worship traditional gods and observe traditional taboos. They do not disturb the habitual rhythms of work and leisure, habitual places of residence, habitual patterns of family and personal relations.

 
Context
She was observing that while some autocrats try to change societies like Catherine the Great, and Kamal Attaturk, many try to maintain the traditional status quo like Franco of Spain and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany
Citations

Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (Republican), Dictatorships and Double Standards, 1979

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Jeane Kirkpatrick
Jeane Kirkpatrick
  • Born: November 19, 1926
  • Died: December 7, 2006
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Diplomat

Jeane Duane Kirkpatrick was an American diplomat and political scientist. An ardent anticommunist, she was a longtime Democrat who became a Republican in 1985. After serving as Ronald Reagan's foreign policy adviser in his 1980 campaign, she became the first woman to serve as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

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