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George F. Kennan

George F. Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, political scientist and historian. He is best known for his role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War and, in particular, for the doctrine of containment. Kennan was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and served as Ambassador to the USSR in 1952 and as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1963. His books include At a Century’s Ending and An American Family.

Witness to the Fall

Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador's Account of the Collapse of The Soviet Union

by Jack F Matlock Jr.

November 16, 1995 issue

Keeping the Faith

Summer Meditations

by Václav Havel, translated by Paul Wilson

September 24, 1992 issue

Witness

The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe

by Timothy Garton Ash

March 1, 1990 issue

A New Philosophy of Defense

Making Europe Unconquerable: The Potential of Civilian-based Deterrence and Defence

by Gene Sharp

February 13, 1986 issue

Between Earth and Hell

Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Parts I and II,

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

March 21, 1974 issue

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