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The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Jussi M. Hanhimaki


Henry Kissinger dominated American foreign relations like no other figure in recent history. He negotiated an end to American involvement in the Vietnam War, opened relations with Communist China, and orchestrated détente with the Soviet Union. Yet he is also the man behind the secret bombing of Cambodia and policies leading to the overthrow of Chile's President Salvador Allende. This book paints a subtle, carefully composed portrait of America's most famous and infamous statesman. Drawing on extensive research from newly declassified files, the author follows Kissinger from his beginnings in ... More

Keywords: Henry Kissinger, American foreign relations, Vietnam War, Communist China, Soviet Union, Nixon, Watergate, Cambodia, Christopher Hitchens, war criminal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195172218
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jussi M. Hanhimaki, author
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars