A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 1, 1974

Jerrold L. Schecter, now TIME'S diplomatic editor, was a Nieman fellow at Harvard ten years ago when he first met Henry Kissinger. Schecter took Kissinger's seminar on defense policy, and their paths have crossed many times since in such faraway places as Shanghai and Cairo. Before accompanying his former professor to Moscow this week, Schecter filed much of the material for our cover story on the peripatetic Secretary's brand of diplomacy.

Schecter finds that the Secretary of State still bears a close personal resemblance to the Cambridge academic. "His ego is enormous, but...

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