Friday, March 18, 2005

George Kennan

George Kennan, one of the prime architects of the containment policy, has died at the age of 101.

Kennan understood the need to be tough yet smart, to be strong yet willing to talk. In a day when foreign policy debates too often generate into "yee-hah" versus "not our problem", we would be wise to remember the legacy of Kennan and his colleagues.