The Reagan Phenomenon, and Other Speeches on Foreign Policy

The Reagan Phenomenon, and Other Speeches on Foreign Policy

The Reagan Phenomenon, and Other Speeches on Foreign Policy

The Reagan Phenomenon, and Other Speeches on Foreign Policy

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The speeches collected in this volume were selected from among those I have delivered during the twenty-one months that I have served as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Fewer than half were presented in the United Nations itself, but the focus of others was largely determined by the problems before that body, and also by my efforts to understand how the United Nations works, what shapes its agenda and outcomes, and why the United States was (and is) so lacking in influence in that global arena.

I wrote and am fully responsible for the speeches included here, but I had significant help from Rosemary Klas and from several colleagues at the U.S. Mission to the UN, notably from Carl Gershman, Charles Lichenstein, and Joseph Shattan. Naturally I desire to acknowledge my debt to them.

Statements made inside the United Nations are "official" in a sense that speeches delivered outside it are not. Both categories, however, reflect my personal views and interpretations and are, I believe, consistent with the Reagan administration's approach to foreign affairs.

I believe that the administration's foreign policy has been much more coherent, consistent, and successful than has been generally acknowledged.

JEANE J. KIRKPATRICK Turtle Bay . . .

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