Henry Kissinger: Fingerspitzengefuhl

Firms pay top dollar to hear the world according to Kissinger

When word leaked that Henry Kissinger was flirting with the notion of running for Governor of New York, it was almost as disorienting as if William ("the Refrigerator") Perry were to announce he was switching from football to tennis. For almost two decades Kissinger and foreign affairs have been synonymous, and it was hard to imagine Candidate Henry working the boardwalk at Coney Island or milking a cow at the state fair. So it was scarcely surprising when he announced last week that he had decided to stick to the global path rather than explore the campaign trail.

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