Henry Kissinger

impeachment

Impeachment doesn’t work

6 December 2019 1:06 am

So, impeachment it is. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that the House will begin articles of impeachment against President Donald…

The My Lai Massacre , exposed by Seymour Hersh. Credit: Getty Images

How I exposed the truth about My Lai

2 June 2018 9:00 am

The humble title of Seymour Hersh’s memoir is somewhat at odds with the tone of the book. He says the…

Richard Nixon in September 1968

His dark materials

14 October 2017 9:00 am

In this giant, prodigiously sourced and insightful biography, John A. Farrell shows how Richard Milhous Nixon was the nightmare of…

Why isn’t the Millennium Falcon called the Millennium Pigeon?

Darth Vader is dirty and it’s not just me that thinks so

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Malcolm Tucker delivered the best description of Star Wars, in The Thick of It: ‘The one about the fucking hairdresser,…

Sorry, America, but it looks like Joe Biden is your next president

10 October 2015 9:00 am

I have a sinking feeling that Joe Biden might be the next president of the United States. In a brilliant…

Rabdentse, near Pelling, the ruined former capital of Sikkim, with Mount Kanchenjunga in the distance

The story of Sikkim’s last king and queen reads like a fairy tale gone wrong

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Sikkim was a Himalayan kingdom a third of the size of Wales squeezed between China, India, Nepal and Bhutan. I…

What to drink when you're on a cloud of post-election euphoria

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Most of my friends are still on a cloud of post-election euphoria. There is one exception: those involved with opinion-polling.…

Henry Kissinger interview: ‘I don’t see the wisdom there once was’

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Henry Kissinger doesn’t believe in retirement. At 91, having had a heart-valve operation three months ago, he is nonetheless publishing…

Harry Shearer on bringing out Richard Nixon’s feminine side

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Hollywood tends to treat Richard Nixon as an oafish B-movie villain, so it is ambitious and original of Harry Shearer…