The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made: Acheson, Bohlen,... - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Walter Isaacson
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Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

George Kennan couldn't afford law school and entered the Foreign Service. Chip Bohlen passed the Foreign Service exam. He already knew the value of having the right connections and Kennan learned as soon as he arrived in Washington.

Bohlen was sent to Prague. He performed well and was said to have had potential but had problems with report writing. Kennan, who was sent to Germany, was a good writer. Bohlen enjoyed life in Europe while Kennan did not.

A program was formed to train Soviet specialists at European universities and then station them somewhere in the surrounding countries. Bohlen was sent to study in Paris. Kennan studied in Berlin for two years and was then sent to Riga. At this time, the Soviet Specialists could not go to Russia. They had to go to one of the surrounding countries.

Bohlen was...

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