The Revolt of the Masses
LAST year’s Presidential election differed from elections of the recent past not so much because of how people voted as why. For millions of Americans cultural values displaced pocketbooks as…
About the Author
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick was Leavey Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Scholar, diplomat, loyal friend of Commentary and champion of liberty, Kirkpatrick died on December 7, 2006. Her seminal essay, “Dictatorships & Double Standards,” published in Commentary’s November 1979 issue, led directly to her appointment by Ronald Reagan as United States ambassador to the United Nations.