Foreign Policy Establishment Shows Sign of Life

Foreign Policy in Focus reports

a jury headed by Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose announced that the Council

that is, the Council on Foreign Relations, the so-called CFR, a Rockefeller creation and the base of all of post Great War Secretaries of State, and the publisher of the journal Foreign Affairs

was awarding the 2014 Arthur Ross prize for the best book on international relations to Princeton University professor Gary J. Bass for his book The Blood Telegram, which denounces Kissinger as a racist who connived at genocide in Pakistan. (The Council describes the jury, which included Stephen Walt and Robert Kagan, among others, as an independent one.) Kissinger, who is honorary chairman of the National Interest, and Richard Nixon, Bass says, employed a “farrago of distortions, half-truths, and outright lies about their policy toward the Bengali atrocities.” In the New York Times he added that Kissinger and Nixon “vigorously supported the killers and tormentors of a generation of Bangladeshis.” And, writing in Politico in January to defend his book from a critical review by Robert Blackwill in the National Interest, Bass asked, “Can we please stop already with the tributes to Henry Kissinger?”

If taken literally, Bass’ claims and conclusions would require the Council to abolish its Kissinger chair, which is held by Blackwill, and to decry its decades-long association with him

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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