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The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens

The Trial of Henry Kissinger
Title:
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
Author:
Christopher Hitchens
ISBN:
1859846319
ISBN13:
978-1859846315
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Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
Verso; First Edition edition (May 2001)
Pages:
160 pages
PDF size:
1739 kb
FB2 size:
1817 kb
EPUB size:
1174 kb
“His own lonely impunity is rank; it smells to heaven. If it is allowed to persist then we shall shamefully vindicate the ancient philosopher Anacharsis, who maintained that laws were like cobwebs; strong enough to detain only the weak, and too weak to hold the strong. In the name of innumerable victims known and unknown, it is time for justice to take a hand.”With the detention of Augusto Pinochet, and intense international pressure for the arrest of Slobodan Milosevic, the possibility of international law acting against tyrants around the world is emerging as a reality. Yet, as Christopher Hitchens demonstrates in this compact, incendiary book, the West need not look far to find suitable candidates for the dock. The United States is home to an individual whose record of war crimes bears comparison with the worst dictators of recent history. Please stand, ex-Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Henry A. Kissinger. Weighing the evidence with judicial care, and developing his case with scrupulous parsing of the written record, Hitchens takes the floor as prosecuting counsel. He investigates, in turn, Kissinger’s involvement in the war in Indochina, mass murder in Bangladesh, planned assassinations in Santiago, Nicosia and Washington, D.C., and genocide in East Timor. Drawing on first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation, and broad sweeps through material released under the Freedom of Information Act, he mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambition and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter.

Reviews:
  • Flathan
Wow! Another amazing polemic from one of the masters! This book draws one in deeply. I remember the halcyon days of the Kissinger years (sarcasm intended) and so many memories came flooding back during my read of this excellent work. Mr. Hitchens spares no lash in his indictment of Kissinger. This book did something quite remarkable for me: it changed my mind. Very much worth the read.
  • Kata
I sometimes feel like I'm too dumb to read Hitchens. I would think that he would clearly and concisely spell out his justification for labeling Kissinger a war criminal, and he does so, but with a lot of unfamiliar references. Hitchens assumes that you are already familiar with the characters he uses to build his case against Kissinger, and I had to spend just as much time Googling and Wikipedia'ing all the characters in this book as I did reading it.
  • Abandoned Electrical
A revealing look at the dirty tricks and behind-the-scenes war crimes of Kissinger and friends.
  • Quendant
This guy is a prick! not the author or seller... The subject! Seller and author did their job superbly.
  • Clandratha
must read give nice incite into how the Globalist run the show behind the scene, with their "two track"' solutions.
  • Bluecliff
well supported and factually based argument that discloses a most evil over celebrated man.
  • Onaxan
A must read
Excellent book!!