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The Trial of Henry Kissinger
by Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens doesn't mince words when it comes to Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state and national-security advisor: Kissinger deserves vigorous prosecution "for war crimes, for crimes against humanity, and for offenses against common or customary or international law, including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture." The Trial of Henry Kissinger is a masterpiece of polemics; even readers who don't agree that its target is an emanation of "official evil" will appreciate the verve and style brought to Hitchens's fiery brief. ("A good liar must have a good memory: Kissinger is a stupendous liar with a remarkable memory.") 

The book is best understood as a prosecutorial document--both because Hitchens limits his critique to what he believes might stand up in an international court of law following precedents set at Nuremberg and elsewhere, and also because his treatment of Kissinger is far from evenhanded. The charges themselves are astonishing, as they link Kissinger to war casualties in Vietnam, massacres in Bangladesh and Timor, and assassinations in Chile, Cyprus, and Washington, D.C. After reading this book, one wants very badly to hear a full response from the defendant. Hitchens, a writer for Vanity Fair and The Nation, is a man of the Left, though he has a history of skewering both Democrats (he is the author of a provocative book on the Clintons, No One Left to Lie To) as well as Republicans (Kissinger). 

At the root of this latest effort is moral outrage, and a call for Americans, of all people, not to ignore Kissinger's record: "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," writes Hitchens. "If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame." --John J. Miller
Paperback from Verso Books
Book Published: June, 2002

Crisis : The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises: Based on the Record of Henry Kissinger's Hitherto Secret Telephone Conversations
by Henry Kissinger
Hardcover from Simon & Schuster
Book Published: 25 August, 2003

Does America Need a Foreign Policy? : Toward a Diplomacy for the 21st Century
by Henry A. Kissinger
Hardcover from Simon & Schuster
Book Published: 14 June, 2001

by Henry A. Kissinger
Paperback from Touchstone Books
Book Published: 04 April, 1995

by Henry A. Kissinger
Paperback from Touchstone Books
Book Published: 22 March, 2000

by Walter Isaacson
Paperback from Touchstone Books
Book Published: 01 October, 1993

Ending the Vietnam War : A History of America's Involvement in and Extrication from the Vietnam War
by Henry A. Kissinger
Paperback from Simon & Schuster
Book Published: 11 February, 2003

The Kissinger Transcripts: The Top-Secret Talks With Beijing and Moscow
by William Burr, Henry Kissinger
Paperback from New Press
Book Published: February, 2000

A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace 1812-1822
by Henry Kissinger
Paperback from Orion Publishing Co
Book Published: 19 October, 2000

The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House
by Seymour M. Hersh
Hardcover from Summit Books
Book Published: June, 1983

by Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko, Harold Shukman, Andrey Andreyevich Gromyko, Henry A. Kissinger
Hardcover from Doubleday
Book Published: March, 1990

The Nixon-Kissinger Years: The Reshaping of American Foreign Policy
by Richard C. Thornton, Richard C. Thorton
Paperback from Paragon House
Book Published: October, 2001

The Troubled Partnership : A Re-Appraisal of the Atlantic Alliance
by Henry Alfred Kissinger
Hardcover from Greenwood Publishing Group
Book Published: November, 1982

Dope, Inc.: The Book That Drove Henry Kissinger Crazy
by Executive Intelligence Review
Paperback from Ben Franklin Booksellers
Book Published: June, 1997

Thanks For The Memories ... The Truth Has Set Me Free! The Memoirs of Bob Hope's and Henry Kissinger's Mind-Controlled Slave
by Brice Taylor
Paperback from Brice Taylor Trust
Book Published: 15 March, 1999

Kissinger on the Couch
by Phyllis. Schlafly
Hardcover from Crown Publishing Group
Book Published: January, 1975

Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy
by Henry Alfred Kissinger
Paperback from Westview Press
Book Published: March, 1984
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