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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!