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George W. Liebmann, The Last American Diplomat: John D. Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy

George W. Liebmann, The Last American Diplomat: John D. Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy

John D. Negroponte's career, spanning 50 years of unprecedented American global power, includes his service as U.S. ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines and Iraq. Though considered the ultimate insider, he opposed Henry Kissinger in Vietnam and warned that the Iraq War could be another "Vietnam."

George W. Liebmann, lawyer and historian specializing in American and international diplomatic history, delivers this incisive account of Negroponte's life and career, based on personal and shared experience.

Recorded On: Wednesday, July 9, 2014