Tag Archives: Nixon

Secret Diplomacy or Two-Faced Duplicity?

Kissinger’s Secret China Trip (July 9, 1971) Oh, now it makes sense: the 50th anniversary of Kissinger’s secret trip to China was two days ago. But, being Canadian, this wasn’t on my radar screen, then, and still isn’t, now. The … Continue reading

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I Wonder Who’s Kissinger Now?

This joke got stuck in my head this morning as I was waking up. That’s usually a sign that something is about to happen. And it will probably be about Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s peace negotiator in the early 1970’s. By … Continue reading

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Opening the “Gate” on Political Scandals

Watergate There’s a lot of it about: no, not scandals; ‘gate’ used as a shorthand for political scandal. The most recent example is “Obamagate”, touted by Trump in this election year as the greatest scandal of all time. Really? I … Continue reading

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