The Nation: The Response: It Gives Me Faith

The world's problems seemed far away as Henry Kissinger sat at a small table outside his San Clemente office. The sun was bright, the air cool and clear. Flowers ringed the small patio, and beyond the immaculate lawn lay the blue Pacific. From this tranquil outpost, the world looked peaceful. Watergate seemed manageable, the Congress friendly, and the press tame. But Kissinger's strength is that he knows all this is deceptive. The real world is not so idyllic, and Kissinger wants to get back into the real world as fast as he can.


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