The Trials of Henry Kissinger

This snappy 2002 BBC documentary doesn’t quite convince me of its thesis—drawn from Christopher Hitchens’ elegantly vituperative Harper’s article and subsequent book—that Kissinger is a prosecutable war criminal on a par with Slobodan Milosevic. But it’s as lively and satisfying as a classic 60 Minutes inquisition (only it’s 80 minutes), and you’ll walk away with a deeper grasp of the former Secretary of State’s fathomless Machiavellian cynicism and liquid-nitrogen heart. . (NR) TIM APPELO.

Mon., June 30, 7 p.m., 2008

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