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Jeanne Kirkpatrick

Diplomat, syndicated columnist, political scientist, expert on world politics and international affairs, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under president Ronald Reagan (1981-1985), senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, author of The New Presidential Elite and The Reagan Phenomenon


The dove of peace has become the ostrich of complacency.

... Marxism has been tremendously fashionable in our time, so it has infected a very large number of major institutions in many countries of the world ... I suppose that we shouldn’t be too surprised that it should infect the church as well.

Apr. 1992 - from "Toward Humane Governance", published in Religion and Liberty by the Acton Institute
Freedom is for the brave.

Jun. 29, 1993 - on The Larry King Show
This period offers an enormous opportunity and obligation for the churches because religion has been so suppressed in the communist countries. But one of the things we’ve learned in the transition [of communist countries to democracy] is that societies turn out to be very tough. Like human infants, they survive more than you think they can survive. Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn’t manage to wipe out languages in Lithuania, neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the extent that we had feared.

Apr. 1992 - from "Toward Humane Governance", published in Religion and Liberty by the Acton Institute