Based on his own experience, Kissinger's classic explains what diplomacy is, and why, historically, the man in the street has always distrusted the whole idea. Moving from a sweeping overview of history to blow-by-blow, first-person accounts of his most secret negotiations with world leaders, the former US Secretary of State describes the ways in ...
Based on his own experience, Kissinger's classic explains what diplomacy is, and why, historically, the man in the street has always distrusted the whole idea. Moving from a sweeping overview of history to blow-by-blow, first-person accounts of his most secret negotiations with world leaders, the former US Secretary of State describes the ways in which the art of diplomacy and the balance of power created the world we live in.
Interisting view of the actual globalization process and actual EUA foreign policy. Essencial at any library.
May 18, 2007
Hate him or love him...
Even Margaret Thatcher remarked him as the man who could plot the course of statecraft over the entire period of time, a skill that she doesn't possess! You may either hate him for what he did throughout the entire tenure as the Secretary of the United States, or love him because not many people understand diplomacy more than he does.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-03-06 Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Kissinger discusses the art of diplomacy and the American approach to foreign affairs. (Apr.)
Publishers Weekly, 1994-03-14 Kissinger maintains that the United States cannot dominate the emerging new world order but should rely instead on a balance of power built on security pacts and economic alliances. In this magisterial political history, the former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State draws lessons from the statecraft of Richelieu, Napoleon, Bismarck and Metternich, then shrewdly reappraises the foreign policy blunders and the failures of moral nerve and vision that led in our century to the mass carnage of two world wars, genocide, Cold War and a nuclear arms race. He limns striking portraits of Hitler craving war to fulfill his global ambitions, of Stalin, a ``supreme realist'' in international affairs, and of Franklin D. Roosevelt courageously steering an isolationist people into war. Kissinger defines Nixon's achievement as a refusal to abdicate America's global role, and he gives Reagan a large measure of credit for the collapse of the Soviet empire. While urging support for Russian liberalism, he stresses that the U.S. should simultaneously bolster obstacles to Russian expansionism, which neither Bush nor Clinton has done. Photos. BOMC and History Book Club main selections. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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