The Kissinger Effect on Realpolitik

Editor’s Note: This is an adapted excerpt from John Bew’s Realpolitik: A History (Oxford University Press, 2015).   In the late 1960s, a full tilt toward realpolitik seemed highly unlikely. For most Americans, even those in government, the word still stuck in the gullet. For this reason, the new departure in U.S. foreign policy under … Continue reading The Kissinger Effect on Realpolitik