Special Section: KISSINGER

White House Years

In office he always seemed to be at center stage: the brilliant foreign affairs analyst who never shrank from controversy, the peripatetic statesman who was forever soaring off to distant capitals on secret missions that, when revealed, sent seismic shocks through chancelleries around the world. Even out of power, he remains the subject of intense interest: heads of state seek his counsel, his support on issues is solicited, he is deferred to—even feared—as if he still strode the corridors of the White House and State Department. During...

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