The Trial of Henry Kissinger

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Verso, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 161 pages
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With the detention of Augusto Pinochet, and intense international pressure for the arrest of Slobodan Milosovic, the possibility of international law acting against tyrants around the world is emerging as a reality. In this incendiary book, Hitchens takes the floor as prosecuting counsel and mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambitions and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter. He investigates and reveals Kissingers' involvement in: the deliberate mass killings of civilian populations in Indochina; the deliberate collusion in mass murder and assassination in Bangladesh; the personal suborning and planning of a murder, of a senior constitutional officer in a democratic nation that the USA was not war with - Chile; the incitement and enabling of a mass genocide in East Timor; and the personal involvement in the kidnap and murder of a journalist living in Washinton DC.
 

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User Review  - JonArnold - LibraryThing

Really this one’s Hitchens shooting one very large fish in a tiny barrel. Hitchens had a reputation for being a professional puppy kicker, taking down idols such as Mother Teresa and Bill Clinton ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A fiery and incisive look at the war crimes of an American statesman, as well as a critique of the international justice system. Hitchens at top form. Read full review

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Contents

CURTAINRAISER THE SECRET OF 68
6
INDOCHINA
19
A SAMPLE OF CASES KISSINGERS WAR CRIMES IN INDOCHINA
25
BANGLADESH ONE GENOCIDE ONE COUP AND ONE ASSASSINATION
44
CHILE
55
AN AFTERWORD ON CHILE
72
CYPRUS
77
EAST TIMOR
90
A WET JOB IN WASHINGTON?
108
AFTERWORD THE PROFIT MARGIN
120
LAW AND JUSTICE
127
A FRAGRANT FRAGMENT
132
THE DEMETRACOPOULOS LETTER
146
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
149
INDEX
153
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About the author (2002)

Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of the best-selling God Is Not Great. His books published by Verso include The Trial of Henry Kissinger, No One Left to Lie To, The Missionary Position, Unacknowledged Legislation, The Parthenon Marbles, Hostage to History, and more.

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