HENRY KISSINGER REMEMBERED
By Ken Dalecki
Henry Kissinger, perhaps the most consequential U.S. diplomat of the 20th Century, was a frequent speaker at the National Press Club stretching from the 1970s into the 21st Century.
His death Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the age of 100, sparked renewed assessments of his controversial tenure as the top foreign policy strategist for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and as an unofficial adviser to subsequent presidents.
As a member of the Club's speakers' committee during the 1990s, I arranged several luncheons featuring the former Secretary of State. His appearances were always sold out, often controversial and always colorful. Love him or hate him, there was no denying his "star" power at luncheons and numerous book events. READ MORE HERE>