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The Inevitability of Tragedy review: a life of Henry Kissinger for our Trumpian times

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

As US-China relations deteriorate, Barry Gewen offers an unsparing biography of a man still at the center of events Only two of America's secretaries of state are foreign-born, and their presence in Foggy Bottom is owed to the downfall of the Weimar Republic. As the Third Reich rose, a teenage Henry Kissinger fled Germany for upper Manhattan. Ten years later, Madeleine Albright arrived in the US. Her father, Josef Korbel, was a Czech diplomat who spent the war years in London. Related: Trumpocalypse review: David Frum bushwhacks a new axis of evil
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