Henry Kissinger on U.S. Foreign Policy
I don’t know how many of you remember Henry, but he was President Nixon’s Secretary of State and the man who accompanied Nixon on his 1972 secret visit to communist China. An interesting man.
Kissinger has a powerful intellect and is someone to pay attention to when he comments on the American diplomatic service—and he has just done that
According to The Hill, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a new interview that modern U.S. diplomacy is “very responsive to the emotion of the moment.” I have not always agreed with Kissinger, but have respected his opinion. Not only has he a career few humans can aspire to, but he is twelve years older that me and that takes some doing. If you’re reaching for a calculator, I am eighty-seven at the moment.
Emotion of the moment sounds more like a troubled marriage than a national strategy.
But Henry goes on to say that “U.S. leadership is focused on condemning ideas it disagrees with, instead of negotiating and engaging with adversaries’ th…