18 March 2005

george kennan obit. died at 101 after a principled and complex career that surely would have been squashed flat by the bush administration.

"Opposed though he was to United States involvement in Southeast Asia, he was critical of the student left in the 60's. In a speech at Swarthmore College in December 1967, he assailed the students' methods of protest and their failure to present a coherent program of reform."