Saturday, April 5, 2014

Travel and the Secretary of State

In my view, the Secretary of State, should not, as a general rule, go abroad on a serious negotiation unless the odds are heavily in his favor....A Secretary of State who undertakes too many journeys that lead nowhere depreciates his coin.
--Henry Kissinger; cited in J. Robert Moskin, American Statecraft: The Story of the U.S. Foreign Service, p. 653

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