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Henry Kissinger at 100: history will judge the former US secretary of state’s southern African interventions to be a failure

Former American Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 2019. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Peter Vale, University of Pretoria Henry Kissinger, who sexed up the art of diplomacy in the eight years between 1969 and 1977, will turn 100 in May this year. Given his age, and his long influence on global affairs, several “anticipatory obituaries” have been written. Some …

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