Tuesday, November 22, 2011

When I saw this review of the biography of George Kennan, I thought of how the U.S. might have done better with him as Secretary of State during the Kennedy period. I see that Kissinger had some recent comments on Kennan also.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

For Gingrich

I'd have to agree. What bothers me most about Romney is his attitude that he's going to tell China what to do about their currency and remind Iran that it forgot to grovel, not to mention running over Perry on humanitarian issues. I'm afraid it's the fat man with the sexual past. Here are the reviews of books he has done on Amazon; the beginning of them, the most recent, are about the campaigns of Grant & Lee in the last phase of the Civil War.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Peggy Noonan had a column in the WSJ yesterday that resonated with me. Perhaps more later. In brief, the product vs. salesmanship.
I read the review of this, And the Show Went On, in the WSJ and read part of it at my daughter in laws house, fascinating. Riding also wrote a book on Mexico, Distant Neighbors, I'd like to look at.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Following a thread: Jews, Communists and Jewish Communists at Volokh. References there on the history of the Communist takeover of China and U.S. Asian Foreign Policy prior history in the area.