BOOK REVIEW: The Back Channel: A Memoi…

William J. Burns entered government service with the US Department of State in 1982, eventually serving under five presidents and rising to the highest level a career foreign service official has ever attained, being named Deputy Secretary of State under Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. Now head of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, he has written perhaps the most elegant takedown of Donald Trump’s foreign policy so far, hardly mentioning Trump by name until the last chapter of the book.

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