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Kissinger has opinions on just about every topic he raises, from globalization (for it) to international courts (against them, for the most part). He supports a vigorous missile-defense system: "The United States cannot condemn its population to permanent vulnerability." He opines on peace in the Middle East: "Israel should abandon its opposition to the creation of a Palestinian state except as part of a final status agreement." His claims are often eye-opening: "There are few nations in the world with which the United States has less reason to quarrel or more compatible interests than Iran." He is especially critical of domestic politics interfering with America's international relations: "Whatever the merit of the individual legislative actions, their cumulative effect drives American foreign policy toward unilateral and seemingly bullying conduct." The media has been a special problem in this regard, as it zips around the world in search of exciting but ephemeral stories, which are "generally presented as a morality play between good and evil having a specific outcome and rarely in terms of the long-range challenges of history." Does America need a foreign policy? Of course it does, and Henry Kissinger has done readers a service by outlining what a good one might be. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Henry A. Kissinger lays out a very good argument on why the US truly needs to be further involved in Foreign Policy, not less. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James J. Bauers
This is a review of the (heavily) abridged cd audiobook version of this book
This book has both weaknesses and strengths, as all books do, but the weaknesses vastly... Read more
Although the views are more than a decade old, they are still pertinent in most ways. Enjoyed the message and perspective.Published 19 months ago by Greg Scheessele
This book seems to have a lot to say, and even though the book is dated there is some relevant information to be gleaned (terminology and concepts). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lemas Mitchell
I was stunned at the understanding and insight about political, historical, cultural environment of 3 countries of northeast asia.(China, Korea, Japan) Mr. Read morePublished on September 5, 2011 by JSC
Kissinger published this book before that horrible event, and it's still relevant although our problems are now more urgent. Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by Citizen John
This one-star is intended for the Amazon and/or the publisher, not the author. It does not make any sense!Published on October 26, 2010 by Joe Li
Does America Need a Foreign Policy? by Henry Kissinger was published in 2001, shortly before 9/11. In the current paperback edition, he has added an Afterword on 9/11 and... Read morePublished on November 11, 2009 by Leonard J. Wilson