Jeane Kirkpatrick — American Diplomat born on November 19, 1926, died on December 07, 2006

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick was an American ambassador and an ardent anti-communist. She was a long-time Democrat, who turned Republican in 1985. After serving as Ronald Reagan's foreign policy adviser in his 1980 campaign, she became the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations... (wikipedia)

Truth, which is important to a scholar, has got to be concrete. And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies, burps and bottles, frogs and mud.
I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.
Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal.
What takes place in the Security Council more closely resembles a mugging than either a political debate or an effort at problem-solving.
And I have no doubt that the American people generally believe the world is safer, and that we are safer, when we are stronger.