Our man in Oaxaca wrote:
commented on the quote from George F. Kennan that I included in a
post, as follows:
A detailed analysis of this
"quote", starting with a correction - Kennan
wrote 50%, not 60% - , is available at http://www.swans.com/library/art11/ga192.html
To me as an antinuclear activist,
Kennan had been most visible (later, after he'd been the USA
ambassador to Moscow) as an opponent of the H-bomb. I regard him
as a refined USA establishment member, as contrasted to the crude sort
such as Dubya.
Your comments seem unrelated to
the pharmaceutical industry
so than yourn, Geo our man.
> Did you have a substantive contribution
to make, or was your intent merely to show how learned you are?
great claim of learning on my part - just a desire to point out
that even one capable of such a brutal statement as that '48 model
from Kennan can turn out to be somewhat civilised on an important
like to hear whether Kennan is viewed as an extreme ogre by USA
leftists. From my foreigner's perspective he looks far
from your worst.
don't feel got at, Geo. There was no reflection on your good
self - it was pretty obvious that you'd just copied a dud
figure, as any of us might. Beyond that correction, the analysis
of the '48 Kennan quote is worth having for those who are interested
in such things.