Tag Archives: George Kennan

Vacuum Cleaning

David Andelman wrote A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today – the classic book about what not to do when you win. Don’t sneer. Don’t gloat. And don’t rub the loser’s nose in his (or her) own bitter … Continue reading

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Containing the Problem

This October has started out badly here in Los Angeles, with two successive heat waves that have broken all records – day after day of ninety-nine by noon, and rising, with the blazing sun and all that. The air is … Continue reading

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The Elusive Principle of the Thing

Crimea is gone, or Crimea has come home. It all depends on your point of view. Crimea has been part of the Ukraine since 1954, when as a “symbolic gesture” – marking the three hundredth anniversary of Ukraine becoming a … Continue reading

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