'A good liar must have a good memory: Kissinger is a stupendous liar with a remarkable memory.' - Christopher Hitchens
Drawing on first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation and broad sweeps through material released under the Freedom of Information Act, Christopher Hitchens mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambition and ruthlessness, he alleges, have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter.
About the Author
Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011), 'one of the most prolific, and well as brilliant, journalists of our time' (Observer), was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York. The most recent of his numerous books are the international bestsellers God is Not Great, Hitch-22 and Arguably.
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Hitchens once more delivers a scathing review of one of the 20th centuries most well know figures, this time Henry Kissinger. A man so blindly devoted to his own image and his nations that he produced arguably the most collectively shameful period in US foreign policy where you could be an oppressive, murderous despot as long as you weren't communist. Hitchens presents a compelling argument outlining Kissinger's murderous and most of the time illegal diplomatic decisions in the likes of East Timor, Chile, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia and numerous other victims of Republican foreign policy throughout the late twentieth century. The evidence is damning to say the least and warrants the question why Kissinger escaped an International trial for his self gratifying acts which cost the lives of millions.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st June 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1