November 15, 1998
John Allen, cyclist-county employee: "The Grand Chessboard" by Zbigniew Brzezinski (BasicBooks). "Brzezinski argues that the U.S. should be globally active on the Euro-Asian continent, but he has a very Eurocentric way of looking at global strategy. Combined with the book's dense prose, this makes for a slow but fascinating read." **** Susan Celentano, social worker: "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
December 29, 1986 |
Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said Sunday that the release from internal exile of Soviet dissident Andrei D. Sakharov is evidence of a major shift in Soviet policy, a development he said could lead to increased instability in that country.
September 14, 2006 |
On a day in which nearly 100 bodies attested to Iraq's unbridled violence, Democrats stepped up their response to President Bush's policies, with former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski calling the war "unwinnable." Iraqi officials announced they had found the bodies of 60 men, some of whom had been shot in the head after being tortured, over the previous 24 hours. They said there was no single massacre or mass execution.
September 28, 1986 |
It is easy to understand why "Game Plan" is a must-read these days in the White House and the Pentagon. The sanitized, metaphorical language of this guide to outsmarting the Russians makes a nuclear attack or two sound like fun--just one move in an elaborate Yuppie board game. What's better, Americans are assured that this is a game they can't lose, provided they play with the requisite machismo.
November 30, 1997 |
Power in America today is what sex was in Victorian Britain: a primal, life-shaping force shrouded in denial and hypocrisy. This is true in domestic affairs when it comes to subjects like class, race and wealth; it is equally true in international relations, a field in which few Americans think, and even fewer write, clearly and frankly about the nation's international role.
February 19, 1985
A senior official in the Polish Interior Ministry charged that a pro-Solidarity exile group in Belgium has links with the CIA and receives advice from Americans, including AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland and former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. The Brussels-based exile group accused Polish authorities of basing their charges on forged documents.