John Simkin Posted March 19, 2005 Share Posted March 19, 2005 George Kennan died this week. I have written about him here: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=3498 Kennan was a member of the Georgetown Crowd that included several leading figures in the CIA. Although he had a long record of being an anti-communist, Kennan became a target of Joseph McCarthy (he called him a "commie lover"). In 1953 John Foster Dulles contacted Kennan and told him he was no longer wanted by the administration. Ironically, his brother, Allen Dulles, offered him a job with the CIA. Kennan refused and decided to become an academic. I wonder why the CIA wanted Kennan? By the way, Kennan returned to political life when JFK appointed him ambassador to Yugoslavia. He left the post on JFK's assassination. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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