George F. Kennan Quote

A political society does not live to conduct foreign policy; it would be more correct to say that it conducts foreign policy in order to live.


Lecture at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (March 1954); published in The Two Planes of International Reality in Realities of American Foreign Policy (1954), p. 4

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A political society does not live to conduct foreign policy; it would be more correct to say that it conducts foreign policy in order to live.

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A political society does not live to conduct foreign policy; it would be more correct to say that it conducts foreign policy in order to live.

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A political society does not live to conduct foreign policy; it would be more correct to say that it conducts foreign policy in order to live.

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A political society does not live to conduct foreign policy; it would be more correct to say that it conducts foreign policy in order to live.