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Deciders: Greg Grandin on Henry Kissinger, with Corey Robin Featured Event
Central Library, Dweck Center
A new account of America's most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of America's current geopolitical stance. In his fascinating new book, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin argues that to understand the crisis of contemporary America—its never-ending wars abroad and political polarization at home—we have to understand Kissinger. Examining Kissinger's own writings, as well as a wealth of newly declassified documents, Grandin reveals how Richard Nixon's top foreign policy advisor was helping to revive a militarized version of American exceptionalism centered on an imperial presidency.
Grandin will be in conversation with Corey Robin, professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and author, most recently, of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin.
View all talks in the Deciders series here.