Who is Henry Kissinger?
Henry Kissinger, real name Henry Alfred Kissinger or Heinz Alfred Kissinger, was born on May 27, 1923. He is one of the most influential political figures of the United States of America. He is known as the American statesman, political scientist, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant. He served as the Secretary of State and National Security Adviser to two Presidents:
(i) Richard Nixon
(ii) Garold ford
He belongs to German ancestry. In 1923, he was born to Louis Kissinger and Paula Kissinger. His father was a school teacher and mother was a homemaker. He also has a younger brother Walter Kissinger. His nationality is white American, who ethnically belongs to German ancestry. And religiously, Kissinger practices Judaism. In 1973, he became a Nobel Laureate because he played a contributory role in negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam. But later, he returned his Nobel Prize when he realized the ceasefire is failed.
How old is Henry Kissinger?
The 95 years old Kissinger is a pro-republican due to his political opinion. So far as his qualification and intelligence are concerned, he is a very intellectual and well-educated person. He attended the City College of New York for his B.A. To get his Master’s degree, he attended Lafayette College. And to obtain his degree of Doctorate in Philosophy, he attended Harvard University. Therefore, he is called Dr. Henry Kissinger, who has been serving in the White House of the USA since 1969. He got married twice in his life. First, he married Ann Fleischer in 1949, but their marriage dissolved in 1964. Then, he accepted Nancy Maginnes as his legal wife in 1974. Whom he is still married and leading a happy life. He is the father of 2 children:
(i) David Kissinger
(ii) Elizabeth Kissinger
Henry Kissinger net worth is $20 million. Henry Kissinger height is 1.75 m, weight is unknown and zodiac sign is Gemini. His age is 95 years. But still, he has the passion, enthusiasm, and energy to serve his nation and country.
Wife: 2 women came to his wives. Currently, Henry Kissinger’s wife is Nancy Kissinger, whom he married after getting divorced from Ann Fleischer.
Instagram: Although the former Secretary of State has an Instagram account, yet he is not active on it. He has only 5404 posts on it. On Twitter, you can get him @DrKissingerPhD. He joined Twitter in May 2009. He has 46 Tweets, 61 following, 1907 Followers and 6 likes.
Henry Kissinger & John McCain:
On Sunday, September 2, 2018, the Arizona Senator John McCain has been buried at the location that he mentioned in his last book. McCain was paid tribute and eulogized by his daughter Meghan, the former president George W. Bush and Barack Obama and the former Secretary of the State Henry Kissinger. Who was one of the architects of the Vietnam War? It is the same war in which McCain served as a competent and patriotic naval officer. In his eulogy to McCain, Kissinger mentioned he met him in Vietnam in 1973 when the soldiers were released after 5 years of imprisonment. And McCain was also released in those young prisoners. In those 5 years, he was tortured physically and mentally. But he did not compromise on his country and stood like a firm rock for his country. As per Kissinger, McCain was a symbol of faith and unity. He was a man of discipline and dedication with a sense of Instinctive moral duty. He articulated,” The World will be lonelier without John McCain”. Although he was held as a prisoner for five years after the Vietnam war, yet he tried his best and played a contributory role to restore the healthy relations between the USA and Vietnam.
Here is the transcript of Kissinger’s Eulogy To John McCain:
Our country has had the good fortune that at times of national trial a few great personalities have emerged to remind us of our essential unity and inspire us our sustaining values. John McCain was one of those gifts of destiny.
I met John for the first time in April 1973 at a White House reception for prisoners returned from captivity in Vietnam. He had been much on my mind during the negotiation to end the Vietnam War, oddly also because his father, then commander in chief of the Pacific command, when briefing the president answered references to his son by saying only “I pray for him.”
In the McCain family, national service was its own reward that did not allow for special treatment. I thought of that when his Vietnamese captors during the final phase of negotiations offered to release John so that he could return with me on the official plane that had brought me to Hanoi. Against all odds, he thanked them for the offer but refused it. When we finally met, his greeting was both self-effacing and moving. “Thank you for saving my honor.” He did not tell me then or ever that he had had an opportunity to be freed years earlier but had refused, a decision for which he had to endure additional periods of isolation and hardship. Nor did he ever speak of his captivity again during the near half-century of close friendship.
John’s focus was on creating a better future. as a senator, he supported the restoration of relations with Vietnam, helped bring it about on a bipartisan basis in the Clinton administration and became one of the advocates of reconciliation with his enemy. Honor, it is an intangible quality, not obligatory. It has no code. It reflects an inward compulsion, free of self-interest. It fulfills a cause, not a personal ambition. It represents what a society lives far beyond the necessities of the moment. Love makes life possible; honor and nobility. For John, it was a way of life.
John returned to America divided over its presidency, divided over the war. Amidst all of the turmoil and civic unrest, divided over the best way to protect our country and over whether it should be respected for its power or its ideals. John came back from the war and declared this is a false choice. America owed it to itself to embrace both strengths and ideals in decades of congressional service, ultimately as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, John was an exponent of an America strong enough to its purpose.
But John believed also in a compassionate America, guided by core principles for which American foreign policy must always stand. “With liberty and justice for all” is not an empty sentiment he argued, it is the foundation of our national consciousness. To John, American advantages had universal applicability. I do not believe he said that there’s an errant exception any more than there is a black exception or an Asian or Latin exception. He warned against temptation of withdrawal from the world. In this manner, John McCain ‘s name became synonymous with an America that reached out to oblige the powerful to be loyal and give hope to the oppressed.
John lines of all these battles for decency and freedom. He was an engaged warrior fighting for his causes with a brilliance, with courage, and with humility. John was all about hope. In a commencement speech at Ohio’s Wesleyan University John summed up the essence of his engagement of a lifetime. “No one of us, if they have character, leaves behind a wasted life.” Like most people of my age, I feel a longing for what is lost and cannot be restored. If the happy and casual beauty of youth prove something better can endure and endure until our last moment on earth and that is the moment in our lives when we sacrifice for something greater than ourselves. Heroes inspire us by the matter of factness of their sacrifice and the elevation of the root vision.
The world will be lonelier without John McCain, his faith in America and his instinctive sense of moral duty. None of us will ever forget how even in his parting John has bestowed on us a much needed moment of unity and renewed faith in the possibilities of America. Henceforth, the country’s honor is ours to sustain.