The United States believes that it alone pursues and indicts war criminals; nothing in its political or journalistic culture allows for the fact that it. The Trial of Henry Kissinger has ratings and reviews. Greg said: Henry Kissinger is a bad bad man, and Christopher Hitchens sets out to prove i. Christopher Hitchens and The Trial of Henry Kissinger: A Response to. Lawrence Douglas. BY RONALD EDSFORTH. Christopher Hitchens begins TheTrial of.

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The Trial of Henry Kissinger

United States portal Books portal s portal. A book that I could hardly stop reading at times and a book I wanted to stop reading at times. Henry Kissinger is a bit of an open secret in U. Discover what to read next. It’s not a good book because it divides henryy person, organization or event in one of two moral camps, the evil or the good when chrstopher reality it rarely is so easi This is an important book, but not a good book.

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This is Ttial at his best hitcens he lost his soul to the neo cons and it is in the best tradition of Jonathan Swift. The fact that Kissinger most likely intentionally extended the Kissinyer war in in order to defeat Herbert Humphrey and bring Richard Nixon to power, thereby needles This book is a very fast, very fluid read about the foreign policy and possible war crimes of Henry Kissinger.

If you are close to the idea that in the ‘s and 70’s the US Government was involved in possible war crimes, this book is NOT for you. Without being sensationalist, the book tackles all these controversial issues ruthlessly, admitting from the outset to be a case against Henry Kissinger and his war crimes.

It runs the reader right into the major crimes of Kissinger, namely: The book is interesting, and it’s more than a little sad that the one thing that was implicitly hoped for by this book was for Kissinger to sue Verso or Hitchens for libel, an act that would have forced him to open up some of his sealed documents and let the world see what an even bigger douche bag he is.


Many of the “cases against Kissinger” were incomplete in the end.

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You’re truly missed sir. The United States believes that it alone pursues and indicts war criminals; nothing in its political or journalistic culture allows for the fact that it might be harbouring or sheltering such a senior one.

As good as Investigative journalism gets. Lawrence rated it it was amazing. Apr trrial, Timothy Urban rated it really liked it. What I will allow myself is the title of a citizen of the United States, and this position affords me the right to criticize figures in politics when they have performed or become implicated in heinous actions. Oct 07, Mr. With that caveat stated, a rigorous and pragmatic legal analysis is not really what we want from Hitchens. Sadly he did not live long enough to see the possible appearance of Kissinger in the dock, but perhaps the many tens of hhitchens of victims who have survived the wicked tenure of this criminally bent narcissist will see him finally brought to justice.


Unlike a lot of other lefty commentators he doesn’t indict the system. In the words of Hitchens, Kissinger deserves prosecution “for war crimes, for crimes against humanity, and for offenses against common or customary or international law, including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture. Has anyone read this book and what were your thoughts?

The book takes the form of a prosecutorial document, as Hitchens limits his critique to such charges as he believes might stand up in an international court of law following precedents set at Nuremberg and elsewhere.

As a country, the USA has a lot o A book that I could hardly stop reading at times and a book I wanted to stop reading at times. To ask other readers questions about The Trial of Henry Kissingerplease sign up. He did a deal with the Republicans to sabotage the peace negotiations to help secure Richard Nixon’s election to president. I constantly fail to understand how this man continues chrisfopher, not only enjoy freedom, kissingr remain one of the most influential people in American foreign policy.


Ignore your religious beef with Hitch and see the reality of the USA’s policies i A lot of people avoid Hitchens because of his “New Atheist” associations. I think we are programmed to think that as the “good guys” we wouldn’t do that when in actual fact you only have to look at any conflict to see the atrocities both sides commit. This was a very frustrating book to read.

Mar 21, Stephen rated it did not like it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

But Hitchens is determined that the malevolent career ov this monster should not be erased from historical memory, and he draws some satisfaction from the possibility that Kissinger will at least not be sleeping too easily these days, recent developments in international law meaning that even he may not be completely beyond the reach of justice.

But, given the depth and breadth of the cover ups, the ways in which the government can redact documents and the fact that Kissinger himself refuses to release papers that would implicate himself, means that he will probably get away scott free, as most of the cronies that should be banged to rights so often do.