Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn teaches at Yale.

Imperial Graveyard: Richard Holbrooke

Samuel Moyn, 6 February 2020

RichardHolbrooke is the only American diplomat since the Vietnam War to have become a full-throttle celebrity, as likely to appear in the tabloids clutching a woman as putting forward a policy proposal in Foreign Affairs. In his thirst for publicity and enthusiasm for the pantomime of statesmanship, only Holbrooke’s nemesis, Henry Kissinger, compares. Since his death at the age of 69...

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