Bureaucracy and Statesmanship: Henry Kissinger and the Making of American Foreign Policy
By Robert J. Strong
University Press of America, 1986, 124 pp.
This essay, originally a doctoral dissertation under the direction of Kenneth Thompson (in whose series of studies on "the credibility of institutions, policies and leadership" it appears), gives Mr. Kissinger a mixed grade: praise for his appreciation of a leader's need to escape the constraints of bureaucracy, criticism for relying too much on "mere maxims."