George F. Kennan

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Noun1.George F. Kennan - United States diplomat who recommended a policy of containment in dealing with Soviet aggression (1904-2005)
diplomat, diplomatist - an official engaged in international negotiations
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George F. Kennan was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1904.
Maerz, eds., Measures Short of War: The George F. Kennan Lectures at the National War College, 1946-1947 (Washington, DC: NDU Press, 1991).
This act of local horror was also one of national significance, for it vindicated the late US diplomat and strategist George F. Kennan's warning that American foreign policymakers should hold in check their urge to act, especially militarily.
"A Conversation with George F. Kennan" In 1976, George Urban interviewed Kennan and the transcript of that interview was published in Encounter magazine.
It is also perhaps the capstone event of what has been in recent years a resurgent interest in the life and work of George F. Kennan. The denouement of George W.
American diplomat George F. Kennan identified them as neurotic insecurity and Oriental secretiveness on the Russian side and legalism and moralism on the Western side.
George F. Kennan was not merely an author, diplomat, geopolitical analyst, and one of the so-called Wise Men who shaped American foreign policy during the Cold War.
George F. Kennan: An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis.
Through the History of the Cold War" The Correspondence of George F. Kennan and John Lukacs.
The result, George F. Kennan: An American Life, is a work of great scholarship, sensitivity, and significance.
In the post-World War II era, George F. Kennan was the thinker who moved to the forefront in terms of a clear understanding of international politics and America's appropriate role therein.