World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History by Henry Kissinger Penguin, 2014, 432 pages, $49.99 Dr Henry Kissinger was undoubtedly one of the leading statesmen of the Western world during and after the Nixon presidency. His extraordinary rise from refugee boy to professor at Harvard, to New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s adviser and finally Richard Nixon’s Secretary of State is unparalleled. More extraordinary still were the skill and understanding with which he dealt with his moody master and various foreign leaders. His achievements were even more remarkable: we need think only of the…
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