OPINION: Kissinger's Complaint

As Secretary of State in a generally pro-business Republican Administration, Henry Kissinger had an unusual opportunity to observe how American corporations operate abroad. Last week Kissinger, now a professor at Georgetown University, had some unflattering comments on the subject. Speaking before a blue-ribbon panel of businessmen at a seminar staged by Georgetown's Center for Strategic and International Studies, Kissinger dismissed as an "absurdity" the Marxist contention that American executives use the U.S. Government to help them impose economic imperialism on foreign countries. His reason: businessmen are too shortsighted to be so Machiavellian—indeed, too myopic to call on the American...

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