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Remembering George Kennan : lessons for today?

Author: Melvyn P Leffler; United States Institute of Peace.
Publisher: Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, [2006]
Series: Special report (United States Institute of Peace), 180.
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George F. Kennan, the father of containment, was a rather obscure and frustrated foreign service officer at the U.S. embassy in Moscow when his "Long Telegram" of February 1946 gained the attention of policymakers in Washington and transformed his career. What is Kennan's legacy and the implications of his thinking for the contemporary era? Is it possible to reconcile Kennan's legacy with the newfound emphasis on a  Read more...
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Leffler, Melvyn P., 1945-
Remembering George Kennan.
Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, [2006]
(OCoLC)761858073
Named Person: George F Kennan; George F Kennan
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn P Leffler; United States Institute of Peace.
OCLC Number: 77568519
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed Jan. 10, 2007).
"December 2006."
Description: 15 p. : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet from the USIP web site. Address as of 1/10/07: http://www.usip.org/pubs/specialreports/sr180.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Contents: Introduction --
The "long telegram" --
The architecture of containment --
The Walgreen lectures --
Kennan's legacy and the democratic peace.
Series Title: Special report (United States Institute of Peace), 180.
Responsibility: Melvyn P. Leffler.

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George F. Kennan, the father of containment, was a rather obscure and frustrated foreign service officer at the U.S. embassy in Moscow when his "Long Telegram" of February 1946 gained the attention of policymakers in Washington and transformed his career. What is Kennan's legacy and the implications of his thinking for the contemporary era? Is it possible to reconcile Kennan's legacy with the newfound emphasis on a "democratic peace?"

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