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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.

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Mar 8, 2017


If you really want to know how things got to where they are today as it relates to leadership in foreign policy, then this book is a must read. Kissinger is the most masterful in analyzing the doctrines of diplomacy going back to the 1700s and bringing them forward in an evolution of doctrines dominating the international scene in Western culture. You cannot get a better account of what took place, the results therefrom and the constant need for world leaders to seek better results in maintaining peace.


Mar 19, 2009

Great book

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.

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