In his latest book, young lawyer and international law expert Jérémie Gallon traces the career of this great American diplomat. A sober admiration exercise that does not ignore the dark side of the “Super K” balance sheet.
Published. In his heyday of fame, Henry Kissinger made the front page of mainstream media, such as Weekly newspaper Because of his diplomatic success, he portrayed him in Superman, but also became a celebrity magazine because of his talent as a seducer. The fate of “Super K” is a condensed American dream. “This German Jewish boy was born just a few kilometers from Nuremberg, grew up in the very center of Nazi hell, and became the greatest diplomat ever made by the United States. As we all know,”, Jérémie Gallon wrote that he considered himself a worthy successor to Metternich or Talleyrand. “He will form an alliance, redraw the balance of the world, and become the man who will shape the geopolitical chessboard of the 20th century in a lasting way.”electronic century”, Passionate author, a young lawyer and expert in international law.
Henry Kissinger is a political scholar who served as the head of American diplomacy under the leadership of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. His record is impressive Profound: He is the main contractor of the standardization between the United States and Communist China; he negotiated with the United States to withdraw troops from Vietnam and imposed a easing policy with Moscow on a large part of the Republican camp, including the Helsinki Conference and its 1975 final bill Its human rights chapter encouraged dissent and started the process, which would lead to the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
The works about Kissinger are endless. He wrote a lot himself, and did not hesitate to expose and explain in detail what he did during his tenure as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State at the White House from 1969 to 1977. He even combined these two functions, which is a unique case in the history of American diplomacy.
Is already the author The diary of Trump’s young American diplomat (Galimad, 2018) In recounting his experience as a consultant to the European Union in Washington, Jérémie Gallon chose to focus on one or another aspect of his heroic life or thought, such as his complicated relationship with Nixon, behind his China policy, and Moscow The difficulties, his relationship with the Jews, his respect for Raymond Aron, his passion for football and so on. These are impressive performances that are admirable, even if the dark side of Kissinger’s record has not been overlooked, such as the secret US bombing in Cambodia or the downfall of Salvador Allende.
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