‘My Mother Told Me Not to Speak Ill of the Dead’: Political Experts on Henry Kissinger’s Legacy

Posted on AllSides November 30th, 2023
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Arash Azizi is a senior lecturer in history and political science at Clemson University. enry Kissinger fancied himself after Metternich, the legendary Austrian chancellor of the 19th century and a subject of his 1954 doctoral dissertation at Harvard. Alongside the Russian Tsar Alexander and other European statesmen of their era, Metternich had helped build up the reactionary order that held Europe together following the shock of the French and other Atlantic revolutions. In a sense, Kissinger always saw himself as akin to advisor to kings and not a diplomat subject...

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