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Cowboy Kissinger

“The main point arises from the fact that I’ve always acted alone. Americans like that immensely. Americans like the cowboy who leads the wagon train by riding ahead alone on his horse, the cowboy who rides all alone into the town, the village, with his horse and nothing else. Maybe even without a pistol, since he doesn’t shoot. He acts, that’s all, by being in the right place at the right time. In short, a Western…this amazing, romantic character suits me precisely because to be alone has always been part of my style or, if you like, my technique.”

-From the transcript of the Heny Kissinger interview by Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, late 1972.

One thought on “Cowboy Kissinger

  1. Not everyone likes him; some have referred to him as a “war criminal” and it is interesting all the points of view there are. Oriena Fallaci, who I think died this year,now there’s someone wonderful; her book A Man, is incredible. must have been a good interview.

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