Henry Kissinger is a well-known political figure in the States. He is among the high-profile people in Epstein’s ‘black book.’
The German-born American politician and diplomat served as the U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidency of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Kissinger contributed to the United States’ foreign policy between 1969 and 1977, extending relations with the Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China, and the Middle East, among others.
Later, he formed Kissinger Associates, a geopolitical consulting firm. He has also written over a dozen international relations and diplomatic history books.
Some of his works have also made him a polarizing controversial figure. Please continue reading to learn more about his controversy.
Who Is Henry Kissinger And What Did He Do?
Henry Alfred Kissinger, 100, is an American political scientist, politician, diplomat, consultant, and author.
He served as a national security affairs adviser and as secretary of state. He significantly influenced U.S. foreign policy under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford from 1969 to 1976.
In 1973, Kissinger and Le Duc Tho of North Vietnam were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for their efforts for the peaceful settlement of the Vietnam War.
Born in 1923 in Fürth, Germany, he moved with his family to the U.S. in 1938 to escape Jews persecution by Nazis. Kissinger later became a naturalized American citizen in 1943.
After serving in the American Army during the second world war, he earned a B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1950 and 1954, respectively.
Afterward, Kissinger became an instructor, professor, and later the director of the Defense Studies Program.
Then, he served in several capacities in U.S. government agencies, spanning the administrations of John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon.
Kissinger became the 56th Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977. After leaving government service, he founded and chaired Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm.
Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy (1957) and The Necessity for Choice (1960) are among his dozens of books published.
From 1949 to 1964, Kissinger married Ann Fleischer, with whom he had two children: Elizabeth and David. Later in 1974, he married Nancy Maginnes.
Among his awards are the Woodrow Wilson Prize (1958), the American Institute for Public Service Award (1973), the Hope Award for International Understanding (1973), and the Medal of Liberty (1986).
What Happened In Epstein Island- Controversy Explained
The “black book” of Jeffrey Epstein is an array of high-profile people, including Henry Kissinger.
The address book also includes names of Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Tony Blair, and Bill Cosby, Epstein’s former neighbor.
The wealthy financier reportedly had relationships with these various well-heeled people with names in those documents, including Epstein’s private phone book and plane’s flight logs.
New York Post said in an article, “Along with the logs of Epstein’s private plane, released in 2015, the book paints a picture of a man deeply enmeshed in the highest social circles.”
Henry Kissinger is listed on page 31 of the book. Epstein had recorded two phone numbers and two addresses under this name.
Accusers say the billionaire’s private island of Little St James was the center of an international sex trafficking ring. He owned the land from 1998 until he died in 2019.
During his ownership, the island received local nicknames like the “Island of Sin” and “Pedophile Island.”
The registered child sex offender was arrested in July 2019 on federal charges of human trafficking and sexual abuse. In highly debated circumstances, he died in custody on August 10, 2019.