Quote of the Decade
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 97 21:05:54 -0700
Subject: Quote of the Decade
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At a recent New York social event Henry Kissinger ambled over to say
hello to Princeton professor Steve Cohen. In the late 1980s Cohen enjoyed
a brief spell in the limelight of CBS news shows as a pundit ever-ready
to discuss the bright promise of Mikhail Gorbachev and his _perestroika_.
Cohen introduced Kissinger to his wife, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of
_The Nation_. At mention of this periodical HK bridled. "I suppose I am
regularly described in it as a mass murderer."
"Oh no," Cohen responded winsomely. "These days, _The Nation_ would
more likely say something like that about Bill Clinton."
Kissinger brooded briefly. "Bill Clinton does not have the moral fiber
to be a mass murderer."
---CounterPunch Vol 4, No. 11, June 1-15, 1997
© 1997 Peter Langston