Niall ferguson's protestations aside, henry kissinger was the quintessential foreign policy realist returning to america, kissinger went to college on the gi bill, thriving at harvard university, first as an undergraduate, where he famously penned a 383-page senior thesis that inspired the “kissinger rule. For this reason, the new departure in us foreign policy under richard nixon and henry kissinger created something of a shock wave, both within and outside the apparatus of government, which left its mark on it was for elliott that kissinger wrote his undergraduate dissertation, “the meaning of history. Suri demonstrates kissinger's talent at self promotion as a wartime army counterintelligence officer, a postwar occupation official in germany, a harvard academic and author of a legendary 383-page undergraduate thesis, and finally into the higher levels of the foreign policy establishment with the construction of a. Kissinger was writing it his senior honors thesis at harvard, written in 1950 for wil- liam elliott, was a sprawling 377-page per- sonal essay entitled “the meaning of his- j noer tory : reflections on spengler, toynbee, and kant” aside from producing a limit on the length of senior honors theses, “the meaning of history. True, his harvard undergraduate thesis on “the meaning of history” was an impressively precocious piece of work that clocked in at 383 pages and inspired the “kissinger rule” limiting how long harvard theses could be (the current maximum is 130 pages) and true, kissinger's doctoral dissertation.
In 1947, upon his return to the united states, he was admitted to harvard university to complete his undergraduate coursework kissinger's senior thesis, completed in 1950, was a 383-page tome that tackled a vast subject matter: the meaning of history it became harvard lore that his daunting manuscript. Henry kissinger received his ba degree summa cum laude at harvard college in 1950, where he studied under william yandell elliot kissinger's doctoral dissertation was a continuation of his undergraduate thesis, which at 383 pages prompted the kissinger rule restricting future senior theses to one-third that length. This essay develops henry kissinger's early writing on kant's political and international ethics to illumine the reality and limits of moral choices confronting statesmen and nations in an anarchic environment his unpublished and largely neglected senior thesis entitled 'the meaning of history',1 which contains all the themes. Tickets to “an evening with the honorable henry kissinger” at the lbj library's vietnam war summit sold out in less than one minute starting with kissinger's legendarily long harvard undergraduate thesis, grandin seeks to uncover the ideas, insights, and assumptions that influenced his theories on.
Harvard university history professor niall ferguson discusses his book, [ kissinger: 1923-1968: the idealist. Rodman was initiated into the corridors of power when henry kissinger — who had supervised his harvard undergraduate thesis on the cuban missile crisis — became national security adviser to richard nixon in 1969 rodman had matriculated at the age of 16 and graduated top of his class at 19. Henry kissinger facts: henry alfred kissinger (born 1923) was secretary of state during the second nixon administration and the ford administration, chief of the in germany and because of his attention to important european actors in history (in his senior thesis and doctoral dissertation—both completed at harvard.
Longest thesis--the opening lines from henry a kissinger's 1950 summa cum laude senior thesis--entitled the meaning of history (reflections on spengler, toynbee and kant)--read as follows: an introduction to an undergraduate honor thesis may seem presumptuous, but i believe that its. Indeed, as early as his harvard undergraduate thesis, written in 1950 at age 27, kissinger insisted that “inaction has to be avoided” to overcome the bureaucracy's “incentive for inaction” the state has its reasons about which citizens need not inquire, and the belligerence that kennedy would later call. The ferocity with which richard nixon and henry kissinger bombed cambodia, along with the desire to inflict extreme pain on north vietnam, had a “life is painting a picture, not doing a sum,” said oliver wendell holmes, in a 1911 harvard address (quoted by kissinger in his undergraduate thesis.
You can access all of kissinger's paper, including the meaning of history go to the library site enter henry kissinger in the search the thesis is item #14 on the list i will include the link, but not sure it will work using the collectio. But on the bigger matter of kissinger being an idealist, the written evidence that ferguson provides is both vast in quantity and slight in explanatory utility he spends a lot of time discussing kissinger's harvard undergraduate thesis, “the meaning of history” while it may be plausible to argue that. A doctoral dissertation on henry kissinger is not easy and at first it is necessary to define the focus of the paper use the tips to write a good thesis.