The Legacy of Henry Kissinger : Consider This from NPR Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was viewed as brilliant by some and a war criminal by others. The only man to ever hold the jobs of National Security Advisor and Secretary of State at the same time died at his Connecticut home at the age of 100.

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to author and historian Jeremi Suri about Kissinger's complicated legacy.

Listen to Throughline's deeper dive on Kissinger here.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org

The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 2008 at the Woodrow Wilson Center's inauguration of the Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 2008 at the Woodrow Wilson Center's inauguration of the Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S.

Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was viewed as brilliant by some and a war criminal by others. The only man to ever hold the jobs of National Security Advisor and Secretary of State at the same time died at his Connecticut home at the age of 100.

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to author and historian Jeremi Suri about Kissinger's complicated legacy.

Listen to Throughline's deeper dive on Kissinger here.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org

This episode was produced by Connor Donevan and Mia Venkat. It was edited by Courtney Dorning. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.