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And the so called Domino "Theory But Given The Anti " but given the anti atmosphere in Congress and public I think he already did his best in the formulation of Vietnamization policy at that time He also justified the bombings while negotiation by pointing out the fact that the stance of North Vietnam Government softened by demonstration of AMERICAN MILITARY POWER THIS IS A BOLD DECISION AND military power This is a bold decision and be free of controversy but I wonder if there are any alternatives say unilateral withdrawal to better serve the American national interestFor opening with China it is unfortunate that China has filled the vacuum of Soviet Union and becomes the main threat of global iberal order The opening was also in the timing of Cultural Revolution when the violation of human right was so blatant so is China now probably But one thing very clear is that the foreign policy of PRC ed by Zhou Enlai was executed in a very pragmatic way and free of obsessions with ideological struggle whereas the fighting spirit initiated by Xi Jinping in foreign policy is considered to be complacent and threatening Kissinger praised to be an old
friend of Chinese people by PRC probably won t criticised PRC in an open manner but of Chinese people by PRC probably won t criticised PRC in an open manner but intelligent scholar and an experienced diplomat ike him shall have felt these not so subtle differences in Chinese foreign policyApart from some minute technical details that he considered necessary his narration of events is engrossing and page turning His descriptions of personalities and interaction with his government colleagues Nixon Haldeman Rogers and his staff in NSC and counterparts Le Duc Tho Nguyen Van Thieu Zhou Enlai Mao Zedong Brezhnev Drobynin are insightful and often humorous After all while I agree with some other commenters that it won t be a book for everyone you will Serial Killer Quarterly Vol.2 No.7 Psychotic Killers learn aot of wisdom by what he said or what he omitted Noticed that someone rated it two stars saying that it s a five star book as far as historic record but for regular folk a 2 star endeavor Well that s the very reason why that there are extraordinary people High Angle Rescue Techniques like the author of this bookiving the most exciting Finn Family Moomintroll life one can ever imagine and making history of the human race during one of the most exciting periods of human history and there are regular folks writing reviews that make no sense and yet still uestioning the wisdom oregacy of the former kind This book due to The Glass Palace length andevel of detail will not be for everyone But it is a vitally important work for those who want to understand some of the critical foreign policy events in American history This book deals with Kissinger s tenure as Richard Nixon s National Security Advisor from 1969 1972 and is the first volume of his memoirs An astounding amount of history is compressed into that time period including the Nixon opening to China the intractable problems of the Middle East with special focus on the triangular diplomacy involving the Soviet Union Egypt and the United States the war in Vietnam and the exceedingly tortured negotiations to end that war with a good Something Like Fate look at the Nixon decisions on the excursion into Cambodia the Christmas Bombing and the self described brutal treatment of the recalcitrant South Vietnamese as agreement neared and the Indo Pakistan war and the tilt towards Pakistan Any one of those items would be a book in itself and the fact that Kissinger not only kept all of those balls in the air but manages through this volume to show how they were all connected is a testament to his brilliance Dr Kissinger has many detractors and Nixon Administration policies especially with regard to Vietnam have drawn severe criticism over the years Kissinger takes those critics on directly. Et negotiations with the North Vietnamese in Paris to end the Vietnam War the Jordan crisis of 1970 the India Pakistan war of 1971 his back channel and face to face negotiations with Sovieteaders to imit the nuclear arms race his secret journey to China and the historic summit meetings in Moscow and Beijing in 1972 He covers major controversies of the period including events in Laos and Cam. ,
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And makes some strong and compelling arguments to justify his policy recommendations Vietnam was a tragic error for the United States but Kissinger brings an up close perspective to why many of the important players acted the way they did Kissinger s devotion to the realist school of diplomacy is evident through his actions and policy prescriptions described in this volume His hard headed and realistic approach to bargaining are Archetype (Archetype, laid out clearly in his approach to the negotiations with North Vietnam where he recognized that an unfavorable balance of forces on the ground wouldead to an unsatisfactory outcome from the perspective of the US His devotion to euilibrium govern his negotiations on SALT and advise his relationship and policy recommendations with the Soviets For the historian this book is essential Kissinger dealt with some of the very true giants of this or any other era including Chou En Lai Indira Ghandi Le Duc Tho Leonid Breznhev Andrei Gromyko Mao Tse Tung Moshe Dayan Anwar Sadat Golda Meir and so many others He seems to me to be exceedingly honest about his relationship with Richard Nixon who he described as brooding onely and filled with resentment towards so many He in my opinion fairly describes some of the dysfunction of the foreign policy methodology of the first term Nixon Administration and takes some of the blame onto himself The relationship with Secretary of State William Rodgers is a big part of this dysfunction Kissinger is writing to make sure history records his perspective but he does so in a way that brings valuable insight to a critical time in US foreign policy when change and bold steps produced much disruption in this arena Love them or hate them the Nixon Kissinger team shook US foreign policy and produced real change that impacts us to this very day A must read for those who ove history or foreign policy Read that book in US history in college You can read it A Gun for Sale like a novel At 1476 pages I m pretty certain its theongest book I ve ever read and I was uite careful to not drop it on my foot or my face while reading in bed It was a very impressive and exhaustively detailed account of Kissinger s first 4 years in the Nixon administration 1968 1972 So much went on in that time frame and I see it with different eyes now than I did as a high school student during that same period You People of the Book llearn as much about Nixon and
Many Other World Leadersother world eaders the era as you do about Kissinger and as an historical account this book is a treasure trove for future generations I know that for many Nixon and Kissinger were polarizing figures but there is still much insight to be gained from such a well written well detailed first hand account from one who was at the center of the stormAnd yes it is exhaustively detailed Ok so this is how you write a 1400 page book without wasting people s time The White House Years is an excruciatingly detailed memoir of Kissinger s statecraft from is an excruciatingly detailed memoir of Kissinger s statecraft from to 1973 This book is an invaluable resource recounting our opening of China the Vietnam peace talks and the Indo Pakistan war However if you are not a scholar of diplomacy I most assuredly am not I uestion if one s time might be better spent than wading through 1400 pages or relatively dry stuff This is a 5 star book as far as historical record but for regular folk it is a 2 star endeavor Reading Kissinger s three memoirs was perfect to reflect 45 years Also it is a great way to evaluate today s paradigms to our paradigms of 45 years ago Also reading his first memoir 1968 1972 ast gives one a real different perspective Everyone should read this now You might earn something that our media tells us different today. Bodia his “peace is at hand” press conference and the breakdown of talks with the North Vietnamese that ed to the Christmas bombing in 1972 Throughout Kissinger presents candid portraits of world Fear the Darkness (Brigid Quinn, leaders including Richard Nixon Anwar Sadat Golda Meir Jordan’s King Hussein Leonid Brezhnev Chairman Mao and Chou Enai Willy Brandt Charles de Gaulle and many others White House Years is Hen. .
Tarot Says Beware (Herculeah Jones Mysteries, last night the first was Jon Meacham s American Lion I was hoping thoughengthy that Henry Kissinger s White House Years would be worth the time and effort But I decided Last Night To Call It An End night to call it an end do believe that Dr Kissinger enjoys writing about
HIS CAREER THAT I COULD ENJOY READING ABOUT ITcareer that I could enjoy reading about it farthest that I could drag myself was around page 150 In Meacham s book I only read the first hundred or so pages not nearly the 150 that I mentioned in my review Wow reading this book felt ike I was taking a graduate evel college course on American foreign policy and diplomacy A massive tome by Kissinger one of the heavyweights of the Nixon and Ford Administrations Incredibly the 1476 pages only takes the reader up the end of the first four years of his tenure as National Security Advisor I iked how Kissinger divided this book up by year but within the year by subject matter or specifically for this venture by country He deftly moves between trying to conclude the Vietnam War establishing relationships with the USSR and China arranging ground breaking summits in both of those Communist controlled countries relationships with European countries simmering issues in the Middle East the India Pakistan crisis of 1971 and Chile Interspersed throughout all of the chapters are his
Assessments Of The Leadersof the eaders he was dealing with their strengths flaws tendencies and negotiating strategies This is obviously Kissinger s view of history and certainly nobody comes out ooking better than he does He mentions his ego so freuently that I think it almost became a character in the book He does admit to vanity in several instances specifically concerning his fight for attention and prominence with Secretary of State William Rogers He also admits times when he was wrong and he does give ample credit to other individuals on several occasions Ellsworth Bunker Nixon Chou En Lai Dean Acheson Melvin Laird John Connally to name a few For me the most interesting parts of the book dealt with the Vietnamese peace negotiations excruciating to be sure I am not sure how anyone could have withstood the intense daily pressure that Kissinger and many others were subjected to and his observations about Richard Nixon I thought he was surprisingly forthcoming about their relationship and he paints a well formed portrait of a tortured onely paranoid man Reading about Nixon from Kissinger s viewpoint helps to understand why his presidency disintegrated shortly after the period that this book covers Overall essential reading for anyone specifically interested in US diplomacy foreign policy Cold War history Vietnam War history or the Nixon presidency This memoir was written before Kissinger setting up the consultancy firm that deals with sensitive geopolitical issues so one is right to expect that this volume shall be free of conflict of interests with his clients albeit always in a relative sense Whether or not this memoir is frank than other recent publications by Kissinger it is so common to observe his traitsconvictions in foreign policy1 He regards human rights as a trivial issue and Lucia less important than maintaining balance of power2 Public opinion is considered to be an obstacle to successful foreign policy as it somewhat at odds with his secret style of dealing with foreign counterpartsThe controversies aside with myriads of details I appreciate his concerted effort in defending American interest in the midst of turmoil His deep reflection in dealing with North Vietnam as well as South Vietnam is frank and thoughtful With the hindsight one can dismiss his effort by the eventual fall of South Vietnam. Kissinger’s invaluable andasting contribution to the history of this crucial time One of the most important books to come out of the Nixon Administration White House Years covers Henry Kissinger’s first four years 1969–1973 as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Among the momentous events recounted in this first volume of Kissinger’s timeless memoirs are his secr.