TODAY: Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography

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The National History Center, with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, presents as part of the Washington History Seminar, a virtual discussion featuring Thomas A. Schwartz, author of Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography.

From The Wilson Center: 

Henry Kissinger is the most famous and controversial American diplomat of the 20th century.  Most previous studies focus on Kissinger’s ideas, his realpolitik ideology of foreign policy, policies that enhanced America’s political and military power and neglected values such as human rights and democratic reform.  In contrast, author Thomas Schwartz approaches Kissinger as a political actor, an adviser to Presidents who understood the centrality of domestic politics to foreign policy within the American system, and who adjusted his perspectives and recommendations accordingly.  




Link to event from Wilson Center.

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