From Greg Grandin, Kissinger’s Shadow:

Douglas Brinkley: You called Henry Kissinger a genius, and you get a kind of twinkle whenever you mention Kissinger. What is it about Henry Kissinger that you found so—

Alexander Haig: You don’t think there is something between us, I hope.

Brinkley: I don’t know.

Greg has the best footnotes.


  1. Joel in Oakland September 20, 2015 at 5:13 pm | #

    Good on Brinkley for tossing a knuckle-ball right back at Haig.

  2. jonnybutter September 20, 2015 at 6:07 pm | #

    Mmm, I can just smell that ‘ultimate aphrodisiac’.

  3. dtr September 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm | #

    HK had his fans in the media, foremost among them his childhood buddy from Germany who never stopped gushing over the “genius” of this latter-day Clausewitz and Metternich rolled into one:

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