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Henry Kissinger: every President’s guru

Henry Kissinger became the most reviled and admired statesman of his time. Whatever his secret weapon might have been, it wasn't loyalty

By Ferdinand Mount   November 2015

(Left to right) Robert Murphy, Richard Nixon, Averell Harriman and Henry Kissinger at the Pierre Hotel, New York, 1968

Kissinger 1923-1968: The Idealist, by Niall Ferguson (Allen Lane, £16.99)

Fürth is a small, sooty industrial town in Franconia, next to Nuremberg. Its Jewish population had been as high as 20 per cent in the late 19th century, but by May 1923 when Heinz…

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