We are in the age of midgets. The only good news is that we got here in one piece because there was another age -- one of great statesmen who had both imagination and courage.
As he said goodbye to me on the phone, Mr. Kennan added just one more thing: ''This has been my life, and it pains me to see it so screwed up in the end.'' - Foreign Affairs Now a Word From X By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Published: May 2, 1998
This article serves as the preamble and background to the Ukrainian and Russian sections of the E migre Super Bloc series.