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Henry Kissinger and the American approach to foreign policy

  • 280 Pages
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  • English
Bucknell University Press, Associated University Presses , Lewisburg, London
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-, United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945


United S

Other titlesHenry Kissinger.
StatementGregory D. Cleva.
LC ClassificationsE840.8.K58 C56 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2408965M
ISBN 100838751474
LC Control Number87046431

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Few public officials have provoked such intense controversy as Henry Kissinger. During his time in the Nixon and Ford administrations, he came to be admired and hated in equal s: 3.

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by Henry Kissinger - In this timely, thoughtful, and important book, For American foreign policy, ever in quest of the magic, all-purpose formula, the resulting need for ideological subtlety and long-range strategy presents a special and as yet unsolved challenge.

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Scanned in : This analysis of Henry Kissinger's historical philosophy, statecraft, and views on international politics reveals Kissinger to be a transitional figure who urged a conversion of American foreign policy from an insular to a continental approach.

A proponent of Realpolitik, Kissinger played a prominent role in United States foreign policy between and During this period, he pioneered the policy of détente with the Soviet Union, orchestrated the opening of relations with the People's Republic of China, and negotiated the Paris Peace Accords.

The seminal work on foreign policy and the art of diplomacy. Moving from a sweeping overview of history to blow-by-blow accounts of his negotiations with world leaders, Henry Kissinger describes how the art of diplomacy has created the world in which we live, and how America’s approach to foreign affairs has always differed vastly from that.

In the weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7,Henry Kissinger joined the US Army, which is where his foreign policy career began.

Kissinger worked in counterintelligence, charged with helping American soldiers understand German society, identifying Nazi figures in Europe, and eventually managing postwar German society. A somewhat awestruck analysis of Henry Kissinger's philosophy of history and the connections between his academic writing and his statecraft.

A skeptic could question whether either side of the equation was quite as systematic and carefully articulated as the author maintains; nevertheless, this is a solid and serious study. Henry Kissinger, and the foreign policy of realism or realpolitik should be understood less in terms of its international dimensions, and more as a response to public opinion and an effort to influence American domestic partisan politics.

Richard Nixon sought to create a “New Majority,” and Kissinger played a key role in. Masterly work on the making of Henry Kissinger—and what American foreign policy can learn from his dark experience and pessimistic outlook. In this deeply thoughtful, meticulously researched work, longtime New York Times Book Review editor Gewen looks at both Kissinger's life experiences—e.g., his teen years as a Jew in Bavaria living under Nazi Author: Barry Gewen.

Henry Kissinger and American Power captures one of America’s most controversial and important diplomats in all his dimensions—as a serious geopolitical thinker, a skilled bureaucratic infighter, a relentless courtier of power, and a virtuoso of self-promotion.

This book is a major contribution to the historical literature.".

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Table of contents Introduction: Henry Kissinger and American Power Chapter 1: The Making of Henry Kissinger, Chapter 2: “You can’t lose them all.”Kissinger as National Security Adviser Chapter 3: “Nixon’s Secret Agent” Kissinger as the New Face of American Foreign Policy () Chapter 4: “Peace is reallyat hand” Kissinger, the Trifecta, and the   Considered one of the most important American diplomats of the 20th century, onetime Secretary of State Henry Kissinger visited the Harvard Law School (HLS) campus last week to share some of the lessons learned as adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

A key architect of U.S. foreign policy between and and a proponent of realpolitik, Kissinger. Kissinger originally wrote this book infar before he had achieved the foreign policy credentials that defined his later years.

In Necessity For Choice, Kissinger looks forward to the foreign policy challenges of the s and makes some interesting predictions/5. Kissinger first achieved widespread fame in academic circles with his book Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy, opposing President Dwight Eisenhower's policy of holding out the threat of.

InKissinger published the book that established him as a public figure, “ Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy.” It argued that the Eisenhower Administration needed.

The flawed architect: Henry Kissinger and American foreign policy User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Henry Kissinger served concurrently as national security adviser and secretary of state during the Nixon and Ford administrations ().

He practiced a realist approach to all contemporary Read full review. like Nixon and Kissinger-that the cold war is over. \Yhile Kissinger rightly dislikes simplistic labels, his general approach to American foreign policy can be defined by study of his four books and numerous articles.

In addition to being a “traditionalist” and not a “scientist,” Kissinger is more power and WestemFile Size: KB. In this book, Abraham R. Wagner reveals how Kissinger used his knowledge of history and international relations to advocate a realpolitik approach to U.S.

foreign policy. Through seven selected primary source documents, Wagner tracks how Kissinger became an iconic figure in international relations that polarized opinion during toa critical and controversial Reviews: 2.

By he had lost control over American foreign policy, and no one after him ever dominated the process as he had from to The Reader’s Companion to American History.

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Henry Kissinger covers the wide range of problems facing the United States at the beginning of a new millennium and a new presidency, with particular attention to such hot spots as Vladimir Putin's Russia, the new China, the globalized economy, /5(5).

This critique of Kissinger’s approach is a fundamental one: his overarching vision of the role of power in American foreign policy as a stack of poker chips in a.

A foreign relations expert reassesses Henry Kissinger’s central role in American foreign policy. Overall, Schwartz, a professor of history at Vanderbilt, aims to remain “dispassionate” in his account of Kissinger during his years of real power under.

What made Henry Kissinger the kind of diplomat he was. What experiences and influences shaped his worldview and provided the framework for his approach to international relations. Jeremi Suri offers a thought-provoking, interpretive study of one of the most influential and controversial political figures of the twentieth g on research in more than six.

Henry Kissinger was the single most controversial diplomat of the 20th century.

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This article explores Kissinger's approach to the philosophy of realism in international affairs, his role in Vietnam policy making, and his most recent engagement in the debate over the Iraq by: 6.

An immense, well-researched look at Kissinger's dominance of American foreign policy during the s. Much of interest here, though much is skimped on by the author: the October War of and Kissie's "shuttle diplomacy" gets short thrift (Patrick Tyler's work on this can be recommended), the dealings with Pinochet are hardly mentioned at all, and East Timor has a /5.American Foreign Policy book.

Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger) is a German-born American bureaucrat, diplomat, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the Richard Nixon /5.Diplomacy: Moving from a sweeping overview of history to blow-by-blow accounts of his negotiations with world leaders, Henry Kissinger describes how the art of diplomacy has created the world in which we live, and how America's approach to foreign affairs has always differed vastly from that of other nations.

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