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Henry Kissinger

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Kissinger Talks ISIS, Confronts His History in Chile, Cambodia

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The former Secretary of State has always been known as a realist. In this wide-ranging interview, he assesses today's geopolitics and the critics who have labeled him a war criminal.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

History of Intervention

Friday, September 27, 2013

Gary Bass, politics and international affairs professor at Princeton University and author of the new book The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide, discusses this history and the track record of international intervention.

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Herman Wouk Bucks Literary Trends to Produce Best-Selling Novels

Friday, January 25, 2013

WNYC

Herman Wouk, appearing in this 1955  Books and Authors Luncheon, contests what he perceives as the common view of his being "a conformist." 

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It's A Free Country ®

Kissinger On China

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I basically believe that societies grow and become great not by their conflicts but by their reconciliations. And I'm hoping that at some point the leadership of both parties will agree not just on what concessions they need to make but what picture of America they want to support.

Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Adviser on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Henry Kissinger, 1958

Thursday, May 26, 2011

In this WNYC broadcast from 1958, a young Henry Kissinger discusses ways to correct the United States' loss of stature in the international community.

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The Takeaway

Henry Kissinger Interview Part 1: China

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dr. Henry Kissinger served as U.S. Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977. He discusses his work as the first American diplomat to enter China in 1971 after 25 years of little contact. Kissinger worked to build bilateral relations between the two countries. His new book "On China" looks at the past, present and future of a nation that is still a mystery to many of us.

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The Takeaway

Henry Kissinger Interview Part 3: Middle East

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Over three decades have passed since Henry Kissinger served as Secretary of State for the Richard Nixon, and then Gerald Ford, and his advice is still sought and respected by politicians and world leaders. In the third installment of our interview with him, he shares his thoughts on the Arab spring, Israel and Palestine, and how President Obama is handling all of this.

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The Takeaway

Henry Kissinger Interview Part 2: China and Vietnam

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

China has existed as an independent state for close to 4,000 years. After a decline in the 20th Century, the large nation has risen to the ranks of a global superpower in recent decades, replacing the USSR as U.S. rival; but it has also been a partner. Many would argue that Dr. Henry Kissinger is the man to thank for China's current relationship with the West, and particularly the U.S. He joins us for more on that subject and his new book "On China," and also admits to mistakes in strategy by the Nixon Administration on the war in Vietnam.

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