I’ve had this book on my shelf for quite a while and I’m thinking about taking a crack at reading it. If you’ve read it would you describe it as a tough read? Is it enlightening? Entertaining? Is it too wordy?
I enjoyed it. But I think it’s best seen as two separate works. The first half is a general history of diplomacy and Kissinger is relatively objective. But in the second half, he’s talking about Cold War diplomacy and Kissinger himself was an active participant in the subject. For obvious reasons, his writing on this topic is biased.