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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1988
When I read Jeane Kirkpatrick's column (Op-Ed Page, June 27) about the difficulties she and her family were having with modern technology, a feeling of empathy came over me and for the first time I had the feeling that she and I were both really members of the same species and inhabiting the same planet after all. Now, in that warm glow of fellow-feeling, I would like to ask her a question: "Confidentially, Jeane, just between us, do you think...
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December 17, 2006 | David Rieff, David Rieff is the author of "At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention" and "A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis," among other books.
THERE IS something at once ironic and strangely apt about the fact that Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity, died within days of Jeane Kirkpatrick, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a founding mother of neoconservatism. Apart from her stalwart defense of the Reagan administration's policies at the U.N.
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OPINION
December 17, 2006 | David Rieff, David Rieff is the author of "At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention" and "A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis," among other books.
THERE IS something at once ironic and strangely apt about the fact that Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity, died within days of Jeane Kirkpatrick, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a founding mother of neoconservatism. Apart from her stalwart defense of the Reagan administration's policies at the U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2006 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, a staunch Reagan-era anti-Communist who infused American foreign policy with firm conviction as the first woman to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., has died. She was 80. Kirkpatrick died in her sleep late Thursday at her home in Bethesda, Md., according to an announcement Friday on the website of the American Enterprise Institute. The conservative think tank, where Kirkpatrick worked for several decades, called her "a great patriot and champion of freedom."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2006 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, a staunch Reagan-era anti-Communist who infused American foreign policy with firm conviction as the first woman to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., has died. She was 80. Kirkpatrick died in her sleep late Thursday at her home in Bethesda, Md., according to an announcement Friday on the website of the American Enterprise Institute. The conservative think tank, where Kirkpatrick worked for several decades, called her "a great patriot and champion of freedom."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1987
If Jeane Kirkpatrick wants us to declare war on Nicaragua and wipe it out, why doesn't she say so? Why all the pussyfooting? HAROLD WATERHOUSE Pacific Palisades
MAGAZINE
April 26, 1987
You prankish devils: running an odd couple like America's First Nanny, Nancy Reagan, and San Pedro's profligate poet, Charles Bukowski, back-to-back in the same issue. What's next? A look into the lives of Phyllis Schlafly and William Burroughs? Or maybe Jeane Kirkpatrick and Ken Kesey? Ed Mitchell Los Angeles
NEWS
September 30, 1990
Whoever put together the guest list on Monday night's "Firing Line Debate" (Sept 10, KCET), asking liberals George McGovern, Pat Schroeder, Gary Hart and Dennis Weaver (Dennis Weaver?) to debate fire-breathing conservatives Charlton Heston, Jeane Kirkpatrick, William F. Buckley Jr. and Newt Gingrich (he cancels out Dennis Weaver), has a dark sense of humor. It's like asking the liberals to sit in a Jacuzzi full of piranha. Don Kumferman, Ridgecrest
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1987
Look who's talking. "We the people--and our schools--must share the blame for young Americans whose education did not give them a full understanding of democratic institutions, the obligations of democratic citizenship and the vast moral difference between free and unfree societies." This scolding is by Jeane Kirkpatrick who openly embraced and exchanged gifts with the Argentine military dictator responsible for the reign of terror of the Disappeareds. This is from the United States representative to the United Nations who was openly contemptuous of that institution, the only world forum for cooperation between nations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1988
In response to Jeane Kirkpatrick's column "Damning Ambiguity to PLO's Declarations," Op-Ed Page, Nov. 18: Why does The Times bother to print this woman's articles on the Middle East? It is a known fact she is a blatant supporter of the Zionist cause, plus being anti-Arab as well as anti-Palestinian. Her disgraceful negative attitude on ABC's "Nightline" would make these points clearly evident to anyone. Spare us this woman's misplaced venom. JACK LAUTERBACH Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994
Jeane Kirkpatrick argues that the United States should not militarily intervene to overthrow the Haitian military government (Column Right, May 22). She offers two reasons. First, she claims that it would violate both the OAS Charter and the U.N. Charter, which prohibits the "use and threat of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state" except in self-defense or where there is a serious threat to international peace and security. The hypocrisy here is almost too much to take.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1993
Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (Column Right, Jan. 17), well knows the difficulties faced by the U.N. in dealing with situations in Somalia, Iraq, Bosnia, Cambodia and the former Soviet Union. She also seems to understand the fact that the United States alone cannot solve these global problems. What she does not offer is any prescription for how to create an international body strong enough to deal effectively with present, and future, exigencies. Congress has created the U.S. Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations to receive positive suggestions from those who have them to offer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1992
I must take issue with Assemblyman Tom Hayden's article "Shadows on the American Storybook," Column Left, Dec. 30. Hayden asserts that Oliver Stone "terrorizes the official subconscious with the fear that a new generation will be infected with a radical virus." Pardon me, Mr. Hayden, but if the new generation is to become a radical element, it behooves all involved if they base their ideals on facts and truth, not lies, distortions and unfounded conspiracies. Also if Hayden thinks there are no longer any visionary heroes, might I offer Jack Kemp, William Allen, Dennis Prager, William F. Buckley Jr., William Raspberry, Thomas Sowell, Mona Charen and of course Jeane Kirkpatrick for his consideration.
NEWS
September 30, 1990
Whoever put together the guest list on Monday night's "Firing Line Debate" (Sept 10, KCET), asking liberals George McGovern, Pat Schroeder, Gary Hart and Dennis Weaver (Dennis Weaver?) to debate fire-breathing conservatives Charlton Heston, Jeane Kirkpatrick, William F. Buckley Jr. and Newt Gingrich (he cancels out Dennis Weaver), has a dark sense of humor. It's like asking the liberals to sit in a Jacuzzi full of piranha. Don Kumferman, Ridgecrest
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990
Yes, Jeane Kirkpatrick, no one is certain of the extent of ANC popularity and, yes, the ANC has many more similarities to the outlawed Palestine Liberation Organization than with Lech Walesa's Solidarity. Kirkpatrick once again has shown that her American WASP, defenders-of-democracy ideology is alive and well. For nearly a decade U.S. foreign policy has been created by insensitive Ivy League prima donnas, who are so far out of touch with the world that our presidents have no recourse but to adopt a "wait and see" approach to every political crisis that surfaces.
OPINION
December 3, 1989
Whenever Jeane Kirkpatrick puts pen to paper she succumbs to an impulse to regurgitate a batch of cliches about communism and totalitarianism ("Give Aid That Stimulates, Braces, Helps Poland Build," Op-Ed Page, Nov. 2O). The lady suffers the "clucking hen syndrome," a term used to describe boring repetition of facts that are common knowledge. What Kirkpatrick and many of her fellow crusaders fail to recognize is the present momentous events in Europe point to something more than the fall of communism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1988
In response to Jeane Kirkpatrick's column "Damning Ambiguity to PLO's Declarations," Op-Ed Page, Nov. 18: Why does The Times bother to print this woman's articles on the Middle East? It is a known fact she is a blatant supporter of the Zionist cause, plus being anti-Arab as well as anti-Palestinian. Her disgraceful negative attitude on ABC's "Nightline" would make these points clearly evident to anyone. Spare us this woman's misplaced venom. JACK LAUTERBACH Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1988
I'm as right-wing as a Reagan Democrat can get, but even I can't swallow the Quayle nomination. Quayle is a spoiled rich boy who's not very bright, has no guts, and has gotten as far as he has because of his family's money. We Reagan Democrats may be blue collar, but we aren't stupid. Why not Jeane Kirkpatrick? Pilot George Bush just put his candidacy into an irreversible tailspin. BILL SERANTONI Manhattan Beach The Times received 429 letters on Quayle's nomination; 294 were critical of his nomination, 112 supported him, and 23 took no stand.
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