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Kissinger: Volume One: The Idealist

Kissinger: Volume One: The Idealist

作者 : Niall Ferguson

出版社 : Allen Lane

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全面解析亨利.基辛格(Henry Kissinger)任職美國國務卿期間及極具爭議的政治生涯

沒有一位政治家如同亨利.基辛格一樣毀譽參半。曾被譽為是美國政治史上「不可或缺的男人」,從甘迺迪到老布希總統,每位總統都遵循著基辛格強而有力的忠告。然而大多數的政治批評家評論基辛格是一個不道德的權謀者,極度冷血的現實主義者。在弗格森的新作中,前兩章將提出不同以往的全新概論,重新審視基辛格的世界。探討他早年的生活(包括為了逃離希特勒迫害舉家移民到紐約、歷經阿登戰役遭到納粹逼供以及在哈佛大學求學時期的生活),這種種的細節是如何影響著基辛格成為一個理想主義者。就連美國總統甘迺迪、納爾遜•洛克菲勒及最後的理查•尼克森,都不得不佩服基辛格在外交、戰略政策的貢獻。作者弗格森耗時多年研究流竄世界各地的文史檔案,完成這部書寫基辛格黃金時期的半自傳作品,可稱為弗格森的創世巨作。

尼爾.弗格森(Niall Ferguson),哈佛大學國際歷史教授,牛津大學耶穌學院資深研究員及史丹佛大學胡佛學院資深研究員,研究專長為國際歷史、經濟史及英美帝國主義。著有《西方文明的4個黑盒子》(The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die )、《金錢與權力》(The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000)。2004年獲選為時代雜誌百大影響力人物。

No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Hailed by some as the 'indispensable man', whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama, Kissinger has also attracted immense hostility from critics who have cast him as an amoral Machiavellian - the ultimate cold-blooded "realist".

In this remarkable new book, the first of two volumes, Niall Ferguson has created an extraordinary panorama of Kissinger's world, and a paradigm-shifting reappraisal of the man. Only through knowledge of Kissinger's early life (as a Jew in Hitler's Germany, a poor immigrant in New York, a GI at the Battle of the Bulge, an interrogator of Nazis, and a student of history at Harvard) can we understand his debt to the philosophy of idealism.

And only by tracing his rise, fall and revival as an adviser to John F. Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller and, finally, Richard Nixon can we appreciate the magnitude of his contribution to the theory of diplomacy, grand strategy and nuclear deterrence.

Drawing not only on Kissinger's hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, this book is Niall Ferguson's masterpiece. Like his classic two-volume history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an entire era. The essential account of an extraordinary life, it recasts the Cold War world and explains why the single most important strategic thinker America has ever produced ended up as National Security Advisor to a man he had always abhorred.
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