OPINION: Corruption of the Mind

OPINION Corruption of the Mind Still cherished by many Westerners is the hope that one fine day a summit meeting will melt Russian suspicions of the West and bring about a lasting thaw in the cold war. Last week Russian Expert George Frost Kennan, 53, onetime U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, longtime favorite foreign-relations philosopher of U.S. liberal Democrats, did a thorough demolition job on the summit-meeting idea. Currently a visiting professor at Oxford University, Kennan argued in a speech broadcast by the BBC that summit meetings with the Russians are doomed in...

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