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sexta-feira, março 25, 2005

George Kennan

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He knew Russia better than any other American at the time. He had watched the Soviet experiment from the beginning; his first Soviet memo had been sent in his 20s, when he was third secretary in Riga, predicting that the system would fail. His Russian was faultless, and he had seen the yellow of Stalin's eyes. But many Americans concluded, when the Soviet Union eventually fell, that it was Ronald Reagan's doing, and his arms race that had tipped it.
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O obituário pelo The Economist.

O artigo The Sources of Soviet Conduct, assinado por X, na Foreign Affairs. A sua versão original, o telegrama longo, é disponibilizada pela George Washington University.

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