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3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag, June 26 2000
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This review is from: Diplomacy (Paperback)
Kissinger's analysis of REalpolitik is strong. But, he underestimate's Hitler's diplomatic skill, overestimates the Wilsonian beliefs of the leaders of the 30s, and writes sentences in musty formulae( 'it is a measure of__that________' or 'they had forgotten____-if indeed they[or he] had ever known it'.)He is terribly repetitive, and makes odd comparisons to keep the reader interested. Excluding his repetitions and digressive comparisons would knock off a hundred pages. Finally, his taste for balance-of-power, Realpolitik, and statesmen like Bismarck and Disraeli seems more nostalgic than reasoned.
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