DIPLOMACY: The Superstar on His Own

As he whirled through the capitals of Europe and the Middle East last week, Henry Kissinger more than ever before warranted comparison to Metternich, Talleyrand and other great foreign ministers of the past—2;or, perhaps, to the fast-moving comet Kohoutek. No other Secretary of State in U.S. history has ever carried so much power, so much responsibility or so heavy a burden. One of Kissinger's principal tasks on his two-week trip was to mend at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, the severely strained relations with Amer ica's allies, a task...

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