President Nixon’s National Security Adviser and Secretary of State addressed a luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington Wednesday, May 19. His conversation with the Washington Post‘s Jim Hoagland was apart of a two day conference on America’s foreign policy challenges co-sponsored by the Richard Nixon Foundation and Nixon Center.
Hoagland’s conversation with Kissinger covered emerging powers China and Russia and Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon.
During the question and answer period Fox News’ James Rosen asked Dr. Kissinger how history would treat President Nixon.
“In foreign policy, his contribution was that he looked at and tried to determine where we wanted to come out, and what we could expect from the other side,” Kissinger replied, “I put him in the same pattern of thinking of Theodore Roosevelt, he is the President most similar to Nixon’s foreign policy.”
Below are Dr. Kissinger’s full remarks: