Henry Kissinger may have had some people assassinated in his time, but Christopher Hitchens is one bad-ass reputation-killer. If you ever thought kindly of Kissinger, even as a thickly accented joke (“power is the ultimate aphrodisiac”), this savage and totally sensible indictment will clear that up. Of course, the upper echelons of American foreign policy are filled with people who make unpleasant decisions and must take the blame for their consequences. It seems that Henry Kissinger’s legacy is the product of a bad man doing a bad job.
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