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One woman’s war against the lefties

May 16, 2012

One woman’s war against the lefties, both foreign and domestic, including Democrat Party lefties.

(Majority of women voters seem to have also seen the light despite Republican war on women meme of leftie elites.

{Women’s work is never done. But even to those with little spare time, the emptiness of O has become obvious.)

Political Woman – Jeane Kirkpatrick – Book cover

Amazon.com: Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick (9781594036040): Peter Collier: Books. http://amzn.to/MkLLAu

A leading professor at Georgetown, she also became an important Democratic Party activist. Dismayed by what she saw as McGovern’s trashing of the Roosevelt coalition and by Carter’s capitulation to Soviet advances, she led a group of Democratic liberals who felt homeless in the radicalized and “Blame America First” (a phrase from her famous 1984 Republican convention speech) Party into the Reagan administration. As Reagan’s UN representative, Jeanette sharpened the spearpoint of a rearmed America ready to join the final battle of the Cold War, in the process staging dramatic battles with figures like Alexander Haig and George Schultz over policy toward the Soviets, the Cubans, and the Contras.

This book tells this parallel story–the flight of centrist liberals out of the Democratic Party and into neoconservatism and the complex chess match of the end game of the Cold War–through the intimate story of a woman who was at the center of these interconnected dramas and who kept resurfacing until her death in 2006, most notably for posthumously breaking ranks with her fellow neoconservatives on the war in Iraq. It also shows the price she paid for her achievements in a private life filled with sorrow and loss as profound as her epic personal achievements.

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