Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick, Jeane Duane Jordan

Jeane Duane Jordan Kirkpatrick (kûrkpă´trĬk, kûrpă´–), 1926–2006, U.S. public official, b. Duncan, Okla. Originally a Democrat, she was professor of political science (1967–1980, 1986–2002) at Georgetown Univ. when President Reagan chose her (1981–85) to be the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. There she gained a reputation for independent thought and pointed advocacy of U.S. positions, often criticizing the United Nations itself. Upon leaving the United Nations, she became a Republican and returned to teaching at Georgetown. She also served on several government commissions and was associated with the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative thinktank, from 1978 until her death. Among her books are Political Women (1974) and Dictatorships and Double Standards (1982).

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Jeane J. Kirkpatrick: Selected full-text books and articles

Political Woman By Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Basic Books, 1974
The Reagan Phenomenon, and Other Speeches on Foreign Policy By Jeane J. Kirkpatrick American Enterprise Institute, 1983
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Power and Policy in Transition: Essays Presented on the Tenth Anniversary of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in Honor of Its Founder, Hans J. Morgenthau By Vojtech Mastny Greenwood Press, 1984
Librarian’s tip: "Reagan-Kirkpatrick Policies and the United Nations" begins on p. 183
President Reagan and the World By Eric J. Schmertz; Natalie Datlof; Alexej Ugrinsky Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 21 "Latin America: Was There a 'Kirkpatrick Doctrine'?"
Notable U.S. Ambassadors since 1775: A Biographical Dictionary By Cathal J. Nolan Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick (1926-)" begins on p. 219
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