The United States believes that it alone pursues and indicts war criminals; nothing in its political or journalistic culture allows for the fact that it. The Trial of Henry Kissinger has ratings and reviews. Greg said: Henry Kissinger is a bad bad man, and Christopher Hitchens sets out to prove i. Christopher Hitchens and The Trial of Henry Kissinger: A Response to. Lawrence Douglas. BY RONALD EDSFORTH. Christopher Hitchens begins TheTrial of.
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Sep 07, Edward rated it liked it Shelves: Ironically, a legacy of Christian thought that Hitchens himself so aggressively denounced.
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In the author’s words, “They can either persist in averting their gaze from the egregious impunity enjoyed by a notorious war criminal and lawbreaker, or they can become seized by the exalted standards to which they continually hold everyone else. Leave it to Hitch to write the most concise, meticulous and fact-filled novel regarding one of the greatest murderers and criminals of the last triql.
Jul 23, J. Once he does, he’s going to be labelled both “brilliant” and “controversial,” depending on the descriptor’s standing on the political—and, frankly, moral—spectrum.
Allegations include 1 illegal private diplomacy in order to obtain kissniger, 2 prolongation and extension of the Vietnam War into heavy bombing of neighbouring countries, 3 the failure to take action against – or taking Hitchens’ evidence at its highest active material support for and diplomatic encouragement of – millitary junta A strong, generally well-researched and well-supported polemic on the misdoings of Kissinger in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus and East Timor.
The current state of suspended animation, hitchnes, cannot last.
I found myself wishing this was longer. Pages to import images to Wikidata. He investigates and reveals Kissingers’ involvement in: I found the book a good, solid read, but I thought it could have used, maybe, a little LESS focus, more explanation, and could have been twice the size.
Most of the kiesinger is known, but Kissinger’s possible culpability has been overlooked for so long that Hitchens’s stylish summation may be precisely what’s required to bring resolution to tgial chapter in American foreign policy.
The book is a very fast read; it tje facts, figures and dates past the reader with a staccato-type rhythm, that barely gives the reader time to breath, much less digest what he is reading. Topics Books Digested hitchene. Mar 23, Mike Porter rated it really liked it Shelves: Indeed it’s a big part of his Strangelovian mystique — that “frisson of power” as Hitchens calls it.
Both sets of skills are on display throughout this book as he presents damning documentary evidence against Kissinger in case after case.
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Allegations include 1 illegal private diplomacy in order to obtain office, 2 prolongation and extension of the Vietnam War into heavy bombing of neighbouring countries, 3 the failure to take action against – or taking Hitchens’ evidence at its highest active material support for and diplomatic encouragement of jenry millitary juntas, invasions, and assassinations of foreign officials and dissidents.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books chriistopher want to read. Discover what to read next. In an account that purports to be factual, pretending to read a person’s mind, then utilising it as a confession is so transparently malicious and misleading as to make one discount everything that follows it.
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The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
Even if I personally think these claims are just the top of the iceberg with regards to the shady business of Kissinger and co the lack of objectivity puts the book’s truth claims in question. Oct 23, Charlie Edwards rated it it was amazing. Taking the good with the bad, Hitchens even gives Kissinger time to counter-argue by printing Kissinger’s response to Hitchens’ book review of the book “The Arrogance of Power” by Anthony Summers and then making the man hang himself.
The most disturbing for me was the unnecessary prolonging of the Vietnam War peace talks, the bombings in Laos and Cambodia To this day, Kissinger’s papers continue to lay dormant in the Library of Congress, protected from the public who will, most likely, never see this man face justice.
In my opinion, the one exception to this lack of “closing the logical argument” occurred in Chapter 8 dealing with the invasion of East Timor by Indonesia. The force of the book is political and moral.
The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
The thrust perfectly surmised in this paragraph: The important themes here are people in power not being held to account, and the damage that does, especially to a progressive society that consistently claims the moral high ground.
He was also a media fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Jan 07, Ivana rated it it was amazing. Unlike a lot hemry other lefty commentators he doesn’t indict the system. As good as Investigative journalism gets.