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Henry Kissinger Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Marriages: Nancy (Maginnes) Kissinger (March 30, 1974-present); Ann Fleischer (1949-1964, divorced) Children: with Ann Fleischer: Elizabeth and David. Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1950; M.A., 1952; Ph.D., 1954. Military: US Army, 1943-1949, Captain. Religion:...
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What "politics" does to history: The saga of Henry Kissinger and George Shultz's right-hand man

Henry Kissinger, Charles Hill and George Shultz (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images/U.S. Navy/Eric Dietrich) The apothegm "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" ("Of the dead, say nothing but good") urges compassion and respect for the recently deceased, no matter how flawed they were in life. That injunction was obeyed last week in a memorial conference arranged by Yale's Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy for Morton Charles Hill, the university's "Diplomat in Residence," who died, at 84, on March 27.
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The Economist Asks: A discussion with Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger is one of the most controversial diplomats and figures of our time. He's 97 years old, and if you're of a certain age, his presence on the national and international stage has loomed large. As US secretary of state and national security adviser under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger is this week's guest on The Economist Asks, a podcast from our partners at Economist Radio. Anne McElvoy is the host and joins us from London.