Giving Notice

Kirkpatrick 's long goodbye

The U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Jeane Kirkpatrick, has made no secret of her desire to leave her Cabinet-level post after the current General Assembly session ends in December. The only question during the past year was whether she would return to private life or move into one of the handful of policymaking jobs in Washington that appeal to her formidable intellect. In the days after the presidential election, her choice was rapidly narrowed as Ronald Reagan issued, and was taken up on, reappointment offers to the incumbent...

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