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Brzezinski's Cold War examined in new book

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Nick Hodge 10.10.2013 12:01
  • Brzezinski's Cold War examined in new book
A new book analyses the career of former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Zbigniew Brzezinski: photo - prezydent.pl

“I think the Soviets were concerned about Brzezinski much more than they might have been the hardliners in America, because he knew the weak spots,” Professor Patrick Vaughan told Polish Radio correspondent Nick Hodge.

Vaughan, who is a biographer of Brzezinski and a contributor to Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski, argues that “one of Brzezinski's strengths was that he wanted to keep the Soviets guessing about what the American policy was."

The new book, which gathers a string of US intellectual heavyweights from David Ignatius to Francis Fukuyama, explores various aspects of Brzezinski's multi-faceted career.

Born in Warsaw the son of a Polish diplomat, Zbigniew Brzezinski and his family were based in Canada when World War II broke out.

This report explores Brzezinski's relations with both the Polish pontiff, Pope John Paul II, and Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, who passed on intelligence documents to the US, before ultimately fleeing to America.

Professor Patrick Vaughan currently lectures at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

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