The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher HitchensWith the detention of Augusto Pinochet, and intense international pressure for the arrest of Slobodan Milosovic, the possibility of international law acting against tyrants around the world is emerging as a reality. In this incendiary book, Hitchens takes the floor as prosecuting counsel and mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambitions and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter. He investigates and reveals Kissingers involvement in: the deliberate mass killings of civilian populations in Indochina; the deliberate collusion in mass murder and assassination in Bangladesh; the personal suborning and planning of a murder, of a senior constitutional officer in a democratic nation that the USA was not war with - Chile; the incitement and enabling of a mass genocide in East Timor; and the personal involvement in the kidnap and murder of a journalist living in Washinton DC.
Henry Alfred Kissinger was sworn in on September 22, , as the 56th Secretary of State, a position he held until January 20, He served as a member of the Defense Policy Board from to At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc. He is also a member of the International Council of J. Among his other activities, Dr.
Lord and Roy cited four examples of foreign policy successes. The fourth dealt with the Middle East. And the U. How does Roy explain the disaster that followed? At a State Department appearance on Sept. So, in that sense, the decent interval phrase has a meaning.
Aleading expert on international relations since the s, Henry Kissinger was secretary of state under Presidents Richard Nixon — and Gerald Ford —. His impressive career also includes becoming the cowinner of the Nobel Peace Prize in His father was a teacher who lost his job and career when the Nazis, carrying out the orders of Adolf Hitler — , began persecuting causing people to suffer for their beliefs Jewish people in Germany.
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He was later critiqued for some of his covert actions at home and abroad. Kissinger is also a prolific author. Kissinger married philanthropist Nancy Maginnes in He has two children with his former wife, Ann Fleischer, whom he divorced in His family was extremely poor upon arrival in the United States, and Kissinger immediately went to work in a shaving brush factory to supplement his family's income. At the same time, Kissinger enrolled at New York's George Washington High School, where he learned English with remarkable speed and excelled in all of his classes.