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Richard Holbrooke Dies

Remembering the Great White Shark of American Diplomacy

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

I did not know Holbrooke that well. Then again, I wonder if I ever could know someone as peripatetic as he was. Holbrooke was a political and diplomatic Great White Shark. Intellectually powerful, scaldingly opinionated, indefatigable.

Richard Holbrooke's Game-Changing Diplomacy

Parag Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parag Khanna

A chief lesson all diplomats need to learn from Holbrooke is that diplomats have a higher calling than just representing the "national interest." They should think fundamentally about the end-state -- helping others help themselves.

What We Can Learn About Living From Richard Holbrooke's Death

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home

Richard Holbrooke's sudden death of an aortic tear this Monday came as a shock to his friends, colleagues, and the public who knew him as a robust and...

Richard Holbrooke: A Self-Described "Idealistic Realist, or Realistic Idealist"

Andrew Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rosen

Historically, lead diplomats have adhered to one school of thought -- I wanted to understand why Richard Holbrooke was different.

Was Richard Holbrooke Right About The Afghanistan War?

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Obama called him "a true giant of American foreign policy who has made America stronger, safer and more respected." A spokesman for Karzai told the...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Admin Downplays Holbrook's Last Words On Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Tuesday that the reported last words of veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, its point person on Afghanista...

The Greatness of Richard Holbrooke

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Richard Holbrooke, who died Monday, may well have been America's greatest diplomat of the past several decades.

Richard Holbrooke Dies

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Richard Holbrooke, a brilliant and feisty U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia...