George F. Kennan

George F. Kennan

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Historian

Biography: George Frost Kennan was an American adviser, diplomat, political scientist and historian, best known as the father of containment and as a key figure in the emergence of the Cold War. He later wrote standard histories of the relations between Russia and the Western powers. He was also a core member of the group of foreign policy elders known as The Wise Men.

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Source/Notes: Referring to himself, as quoted in Political Realism in American Thought (1977) by John W. Coffey, p. 26
Source/Notes: On postwar accords regarding Eastern Europe, as quoted in The Wise Men (1986) by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas

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