The Nation: Vance v Kissinger: A Matter of Style

When Henry Kissinger talked with reporters on a diplomatic shuttle, he was like a wise, witty potentate holding a levee for his courtiers. When Cyrus Vance unbends with newsmen on a mission abroad, it is more like a corporation lawyer at a court recess commenting discreetly on the intricacies of an antitrust case sub judice. TIME Correspondent Christopher Ogden, who has traveled with both Secretaries of State, last week cabled this commentary on their differing styles:

Whenever he traveled, Henry Kissinger took the State Department with him. When he went to Latin America last year, he took along an expert on the...

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