Sunday, July 8, 2007

Diary Entry

If American policy from here on out, particularly policy involving the uses of our armed forces abroad, is to be controlled by popular emotional impulses, and especially ones provoked by the commericial television industry, then there is no place not only for myself, but for the responsibile deliberative organs of our government, in both executive and legislative branches.
— George F. Kennan, December 9, 1998, in George F. Kennan, At a Century’s Ending: Reflections 1982–1995