FOREIGN RELATIONS: A Super Secretary to Shake Up State

The momentous decision was an nounced in, of all places, a swimming pool. Julie Nixon Eisenhower telephoned Henry Kissinger and asked whether his two young children would like to come over for a dip at the Nixons' San Clemente estate. Indeed they would. A little later, Julie called back and asked Kissinger to come along too.

So Kissinger and his children were contentedly paddling around in the pool, behind the expensive bulletproof wind screen, when Nixon himself appeared in his trunks and strolled out into the afternoon sunshine. He got into the...

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