THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Kissinger's Personal Plan

For a time a couple of years ago, Henry Kissinger pondered quitting. He would leave, marry Nancy and go off to Oxford for a civilized life. It did not all work out that way. There was Watergate. There were a few other things, like his love of power and his Boeing 707. (When asked if he would leave office, he recently jested with airborne reporters, "If any university offers me a plane like this one.")

But last December he came so close to giving up his job that only President Ford's personal...

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