Henry Kissinger is dead but the newspapers' habit of making excuses for him lives on. Here's my review of the op-eds and obits.
He carpet bombed the counterfactual and organised a coup in limbo - so we will never know.
Great piece Mic - loved the Le Monde obit.
Magnificent piece of writing. Loved every word. When someone is a monster, they remain a monster even in death.
Excellent research, superbly written. Just what (apart from the obvious) is it that makes hacks and historians soil themselves when contemplating brute power and its practitioners? Okay, Sandbrook will, I suppose, get a grubby little four figure cheque for his emetic cod-history. But The Guardian? Pathetic.
Tom Lehrer’s lovely line half a century ago – “political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize” - was too gentle with the murderous thug.