Bismarck — A Life

It’s a bit jarring at first to see former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger – long-time admirer of Metternich — reviewing a biography of Germany’s Iron Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. But Kissinger’s review of Jonathan Steinberg’s new Bismarck – A Life for the New York Times Review of Books is well worth reading:

“Bismarck,” Kissinger writes, “is often cited as the quintessential realist, relying on power at the expense of ideals. He was, in fact, far more complicated.” And so, indeed, he was . . .

Published in: on April 7, 2011 at 8:31 am  Leave a Comment  

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