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The inevitability of tragedy : Henry Kissinger and his world, Barry Gewen

Label
The inevitability of tragedy : Henry Kissinger and his world
Title
The inevitability of tragedy
Title remainder
Henry Kissinger and his world
Statement of responsibility
Barry Gewen
Title variation
Henry Kissinger and his world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fresh portrait of Henry Kissinger focusing on the fundamental ideas underlying his policies: realism, balance of power, and national interest. The Inevitability of Tragedy is a fascinating intellectual biography of Henry Kissinger that examines his unique role in government through his ideas. It analyzes the continuing controversies surrounding Kissinger's policies in such places as Vietnam and Chile by offering an understanding of his definition of realism; his seemingly amoral belief that foreign affairs must be conducted through a balance of power; and his "un-American" view that promoting democracy is most likely to result in repeated defeats for the United States. Barry Gewen places Kissinger's ideas in a European context by tracing them through his experience as a refugee from Nazi Germany and exploring the links between his notions of power and those of his mentor, Hans Morgenthau, the father of realism, as well as those of two other German-Jewish émigrés who shared his concerns about the weaknesses of democracy: Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gewen, Barry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.K58
LC item number
G46 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kissinger, Henry
  • Kissinger, Henry
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The inevitability of tragedy : Henry Kissinger and his world, Barry Gewen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 452 pages
Isbn
9781324004059
Lccn
2019050503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
Label
The inevitability of tragedy : Henry Kissinger and his world, Barry Gewen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 452 pages
Isbn
9781324004059
Lccn
2019050503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*

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