The World: Kissinger's Old-Boy Network

While on a visit to Washington, D.C., a few years ago, Israeli Knesset Member Gad Yaacobi picked up his hotel telephone early one morning and dialed the White House. Asking for Henry Kissinger's office, Yaacobi identified himself and explained that he would like to drop by to talk to the President's foreign policy adviser. Normally, such a request from a relatively unimportant visitor would be brushed aside as an intrusion on Kissinger's carefully rationed tune. Yaacobi's appointment, however, was promptly arranged for 4 p.m. that same day. Recalling the incident last week with...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!