Remembering Richard Holbrooke

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kati Marton, Richard Holbrooke’s widow;James Traub, contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine; and Reuters columnist David Rohde, talk about the career of Richard Holbrooke, who was a pivotal player in U.S. diplomacy for more than 40 years and who died last December. Most recently special envoy for Iraq and Afghanistan under President Obama, Holbrooke also served as assistant secretary of state for both Asia and Europe, and as ambassador to both Germany and the United Nations, and played a key role in brokering a peace agreement in Bosnia that led to the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords. The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World is a tribute to his work as a public servant and a backstage history of the last half-century of American foreign policy.


Kati Marton, David Rohde and James Traub

Comments [4]

jgarbuz from Queens

Liberals, particular those who try to hide their roots, ala Holbrooke, Albright and Kissinger, have no principles. Just phony "principles" that match their masqueraded phony identities.

Nov. 30 2011 12:38 PM
Wayne Johnson

Mr. Holbrooke had 2 chances for a principled resignation, Vietnam and Afganistan.

Nov. 30 2011 12:27 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

From Wikipedia

"Holbrooke was born on April 24, 1941, in New York City, to Dan Holbrooke and Trudi Kearl (née Moos); his brother, Andrew, survives him.[6][7] Holbrooke's mother, whose Jewish family fled Hamburg in 1933 for Buenos Aires before coming to New York, took him to Quaker meetings on Sundays. His mother, a potter, has stated: “I was an atheist, his father was an atheist... We never thought of giving Richard a Jewish upbringing. The Quaker meetings seemed interesting.”[8]

Holbrooke’s father, a doctor who died of cancer when Richard was 15 years old,[6] was born of Russian Jewish parents in Warsaw and took the name Holbrooke after migrating to the United States in 1939. The original family name was Goldbrajch. [9]"

Nov. 30 2011 12:24 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Holbrooke was another assimilated, self-aggrandizing pseudo-Jew, like Kissinger, just so full of himself as to make himself a legend in his own time. Well-intentioned but highly over-touted. Won't be missed.

Nov. 30 2011 12:21 PM

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