"The danger of nuclear war diminishes, but the incidence of other wars increases," he told about 1,000 people at the annual fund-raising event at Temple Adath Israel.In 2014, he still is looking for a Simpler World Order:
Ironically, the United States' approach to a new foreign policy has been complicated by the end of the Cold War, he said.
"In my day, you could say, if it's good for the Soviet Union, it's probably bad for us," said Kissinger, 71, who served as secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford, from 1973 to 1977. "It was a good rule of thumb.
Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World OrderThe mention of American Exceptionalism is Kissinger's way of pandering to the Baggers & Neo-Cons and amounts to a renunciation of true Liberalism.
The concept that has underpinned the modern geopolitical era is in crisis
By Henry Kissinger
Updated Aug. 29, 2014 12:04 p.m. ET
Wall Street Journal
The economic system has become global, while the political structure of the world remains based on the nation-state. Economic globalization, in its essence, ignores national frontiers. Foreign policy affirms them, even as it seeks to reconcile conflicting national aims or ideals of world order.
A third failing of the current world order, such as it exists, is the absence of an effective mechanism for the great powers to consult and possibly cooperate on the most consequential issues.
The contemporary quest for world order will require a coherent strategy to establish a concept of order within the various regions and to relate these regional orders to one another.
Even as the lessons of challenging decades are examined, the affirmation of America's exceptional nature must be sustained. History offers no respite to countries that set aside their sense of identity in favor of a seemingly less arduous course. But nor does it assure success for the most elevated convictions in the absence of a comprehensive geopolitical strategy.
SOURCE FOR 1995 QUOTES:
The Philadelphia Inquirer
MAY 11, 1995 Thursday WEST EDITION
KISSINGER SAYS CHANCES OF GLOBAL WAR HAVE FALLEN BUT HE DOESN'T EXPECT WORLD PEACE SOON.
BYLINE: Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SECTION: NEIGHBORS; Pg. W01
LENGTH: 653 words