The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made: Acheson, Bohlen,... - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

Walter Isaacson
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Chapter 24 Summary and Analysis

The anti-war protests escalated by Spring 1970.

The Nixon Administration was Republican. When Nixon expanded the bombing, Acheson disagreed with him. Congress was becoming more active in the Vietnam debate which enraged Acheson.

Bohlen retired from the Foreign Service in 1969 at the age of 64. In 1973, he was dying of cancer. Kennan visited him before he died on January 1, 1974.

Kennan, like Acheson didn't like Congress interfering in foreign affairs. Kennan supported a policy of no first use of nuclear weapons and he remained friends with Nitze.

Harriman still believed in diplomacy and the power of negotiations. A new class of foreign policy specialists, like Kissinger and Brzezinski, now existed. Harriman did not agree with Brzezinski on the issues or methods. Harriman visited the Soviet Union for the last time in 1983. He was 92 two years of age.

McCloy left banking in 1960 and became a...

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