The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens audiobook

The Trial of Henry Kissinger

By Christopher Hitchens
Introduction by Ariel Dorfman
Read by Simon Prebble

Twelve 9781455522972
6.28 Hours Unabridged
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"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 Employing evidence based on firsthand testimony, unpublished documents, and new information uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act and using only what would hold up in international courts of law, The Trial of Henry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.

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"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Employing evidence based on firsthand testimony, unpublished documents, and new information uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act and using only what would hold up in international courts of law, The Trial of Henry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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Hitchens is a brilliant polemicist and a tireless reporter. Both sets of skills are on display throughout this book as he presents damning documentary evidence against Kissinger in case after case. San Francisco Chronicle
A disturbing glimpse into the dark side of American power, whose consequences in remote corners of the globe are all too often ignored. Its countless victims have found an impassioned and skillful advocate in Christopher Hitchens. Sunday Times (London)
An eloquent and devastating indictment of Henry Kissinger's involvement in the war in Indochina, genocide in East Timor, and many other acts of indiscriminate murder. Village Voice
This book is so studiedly defamatory that if Kissinger values his reputation, he really must sue. Literary Review
“Kissinger’s possible culpability has been overlooked for so long that Hitchens’ stylish summation may be precisely what’s required to bring resolution to a chapter in American foreign policy…Leftists will delight in his skewering of Kissinger.” Publishers Weekly
I find it contemptible. Henry Kissinger
“Hitchens is a brilliant polemicist and a tireless reporter. Both sets of skills are on display throughout this book as he presents damning documentary evidence against Kissinger in case after case.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A disturbing glimpse into the dark side of American power, whose consequences in remote corners of the globe are all too often ignored. Its countless victims have found an impassioned and skillful advocate in Christopher Hitchens.” Sunday Times (London)
“An eloquent and devastating indictment of Henry Kissinger’s involvement in the war in Indochina, genocide in East Timor, and many other acts of indiscriminate murder.” Village Voice
“Hitchens has clearly hit a nerve.” Raleigh News and Observer
“Hitchens’ examination of Kissinger’s career as a cabinet member and a national security advisor present never-before-disclosed acts of a vigorous mover and shaker.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Intriguing…Recommended for political science and international relations collections.” Library Journal
“This book is so studiedly defamatory that if Kissinger values his reputation, he really must sue.” Literary Review

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Author

Author Bio: Christopher Hitchens

Author Bio: Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was the author of Letters to a Young Contrarian and the bestseller No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family. A regular contributor to Vanity Fair, Atlantic Monthly, and Slate, he also wrote for the Weekly Standard, National Review, and Independent and appeared on The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The Chris Matthew’s Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He was named one of the world’s “Top 100 Public Intellectuals” by Foreign Policy and Britain’s Prospect.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English