Conservative Conclaves

Two conferences seek to expand the agenda of the right

Few people have played as important a role in the revival of conservative influence in the U.S. as Jeane Kirkpatrick. Named by Ronald Reagan to be U.N. Ambassador in 1980, the Georgetown University political scientist quickly captivated conservative audiences, delighting them with her closely argued, often witty excoriations of liberal foreign policy analysis, Marxist regimes and what she called the "confused" thinking prevalent in the international body. Last week she was at her best. Freed from the pressures of her U.N. post, which she left in April, and just enrolled in the Republican Party, she was the keynote speaker and top...

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