Ed Driscoll

Jeane Kirkpatrick Passed Away

“When the San Francisco Democrats treat foreign affairs as an afterthought, as they did, they behaved less like a dove or a hawk than like an ostrich – convinced it would shut out the world by hiding its head in the sand.”

Jeane Kirkpatrick at the 1984 Republican National Convention.

Kirkpatrick death at age 80 was announced today; Commentary has reprinted her landmark “Dictatorships & Double Standards” essay that brought her to the attention of Ronald Reagan in the late 1970s. and would eventually lead to her appointment by President Reagan as United States ambassador to the United Nations.