“If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.”
Henry Kissinger was US Secretary of State during the Ford and Nixon administrations as well as being the National Security Adviser concurrently. Long after his retirement from official duties his opinion was still valued and sought after by subsequent administrations.
Kissinger is a much honoured figure, a Nobel laureate and honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire and no doubt one of his most prized honours and one in which he cannot be surpassed is that he was the first honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
But perhaps the single most telling ‘honour’ indicating Kissinger’s iconic status in 20th Century culture is the hommage in song dedicated to Kissinger by Monty Python’s Eric Idle on the Monty Python Contractual Obligation Album.