The trial of Henry Kissinger

Christopher Hitchens

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Published
New York : Twelve 2012.
Edition
1st Twelve ed
Language
English
Item Description
Foreword by Ariel Dorfman.
Originally published: London and New York : Verso, 2001.
Physical Description
li, 247 p. ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781455522972
145552297X
Main Author
Christopher Hitchens (-)
  • 1. Curtain-Raiser: The Secret of ' 68
  • 2. Indochina
  • 3. A Sample of Cases: Kissinger's War Crimes in Indochina
  • 4. Bangladesh: One Genocide, one Coup and one Assassination
  • 5. Chile
  • 6. An Afterword on Chile
  • 7. Cyprus
  • 8. East Timor
  • 9. A "Wet Job" in Washington?
  • 10. Afterword: The Profit Margin
  • 11. Law and Justice
  • App. I. A Fragrant Fragment
  • App. II. The Demetracopoulos Letter.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Calling upon personal testimony and documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, chronicles the life of Henry Kissinger, linking him to events including the war in Indochina and genocide in East Timor.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame."

Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi: America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history-Henry Kissinger.

Employing evidence based on firsthand testimony, unpublished documents, and new information uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act, and using only what would hold up in international courts of law, The Trial of Henry Kissinger outlines atrocities authorized by the former secretary of state in Indochina, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus, East Timor, and in the plight of the Iraqi Kurds, "including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture."

With the precision and tenacity of a prosecutor, Hitchens offers an unrepentant portrait of a felonious diplomat who "maintained that laws were like cobwebs," and implores governments around the world, including our own, to bring him swiftly to justice.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame."Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi: America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history-Henry Kissinger.Employing evidence based on firsthand testimony, unpublished documents, and new information uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act, and using only what would hold up in international courts of law, THE TRIAL OF HENRY KISSINGER outlines atrocities authorized by the former secretary of state in Indochina, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus, East Timor, and in the plight of the Iraqi Kurds, "including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture."With the precision and tenacity of a prosecutor, Hitchens offers an unrepentant portrait of a felonious diplomat who "maintained that laws were like cobwebs," and implores governments around the world, including our own, to bring him swiftly to justice.