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Getting It Right: Slate’s Phony Farewell to Jeane Kirkpatrick

Posted by K.E. White on December 12, 2006

Jeane Kirkpatrick was a pioneer for women and fierce intellectual. Yet our appreciation for her service to her country shouldn’t cloud or understanding of her political philosophy. Even worse would be attempts by writers at posthumous revision.

Yet, this is exactly what Slate‘s Timothy Noah of commits in his article Jeane Kirkpatrick, realist. He reviews the article, finding Noah failing to own up to Kirkpatrick’s true legacy as an Iraq war supporter and avid neo-conservative. Surveying her role in the run-up to war with Iraq, White attempts to set the record stragiht so readers can truly appreciate this important woman’s contribution to American foreign policy.

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