More Kirkpatrick Woes

Secretary of State Alexander Haig and U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick long feuded over the basic question of whether and when to side with the British in the Falklands dispute. The quarrel not only is a personality clash between two stubborn, prideful antagonists, but it reflects deep ideological splits within the Administration.

Kirkpatrick, who wrote her Ph.D. dissertation at Columbia University on Argentina during the Peron years, considers herself the Administration's premier expert on Latin America. Conservative and staunchly antiCommunist, she repaired the U.S.'s ties with Buenos Aires last year and fervently hoped to...

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