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Kissinger's Shadow : The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman
by Greg Grandin


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A new account of America's most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of America's current imperial stance

In this fascinating book Kissinger's Shadow , acclaimed historian Greg Grandin argues that to understand the crisis of contemporary America its never-ending wars abroad and political polarization at home we have to understand Henry Kissinger.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A new account of America's most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of America's current imperial stance

In this fascinating book Kissinger's Shadow, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin argues that to understand the crisis of contemporary America its never-ending wars abroad and political polarization at home we have to understand Henry Kissinger.

Examining Kissinger s own writings, as well as a wealth of secret recordings and government documents, many of them recently declassified, Grandin reveals how Nixon s top foreign-policy adviser helped to revive a militarized version of American exceptionalism centered on an imperial presidency even as he was presiding over defeat in Vietnam and a disastrous, secret, and illegal war in Cambodia. Believing that reality could be bent to his will, insisting that intuition is more important in determining policy than hard facts, and vowing that past mistakes should never hinder bold action in the future, Kissinger anticipated, even enabled, the ascendance of the neoconservative idealists who took America into crippling wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Going beyond accounts focusing on either Kissinger s crimes or accomplishments, Kissinger's Shadow by Greg Grandin offers a compelling new interpretation of the diplomat s continuing influence on how the United States views its role in the world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250097170
  • ISBN-10: 1250097177
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 288


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Political
Books > History > United States - 20th Century
Books > Political Science > Imperialism

 
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