Henry Kissinger, the 56th Secretary of State of the United States, was an international man of mystery in every way.
Kissinger was born in Germany to a middle class Jewish family and fought his way over to the United States around 15 years of age. He served in the US Army and quickly moved into the discipline of military intelligence. From that point forward, it was nothing but magic for Kissinger. A man known today for his amazing ability to massage international conflict, his mark on international politics and policy is quoted often and early in discussion. He bridged the divides that many thought were impossible at the time. In close collaboration with Nixon, he created a détente policy that called for an end to the Cold War and for friendly relations with both the Soviet Union and China. A truly amazing feat for Kissinger. He was known as a “lone ranger” of world affairs, traveling the globe, conducting secret meetings and covert operations with little oversight. This created plenty of tension between the White House, Congressional Members, and international diplomats. Get an extensive look into the life and times of Henry Kissinger on this week’s episode of Flash Past. Join the conversation and history lesson!
Last weeks Question:
Q: Which state has the most Civil War memorials on the battlefield?
A: New York
This Week’s Question:
Q: The surname of Kissinger was adopted by Henry’s great-grandfather. In what what year was it adopted and what is it’s origin?