Tell It Like It Happened, Don: The Big Think Interview With Donald Rumsfeld
From 2011-2014, Daniel Honan was the Managing Editor at Big Think. Prior to Big Think, Daniel was Vice President of Production for Plum TV, a niche cable network he helped launch in 2002. The production team he oversaw won over two dozen Emmy awards. Daniel has created numerous shows and documentaries for television, and his film credits include Stealing the Fire, a documentary on the black market for nuclear weapons technology.
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It was not coincidental that Donald Rumsfeld was in New York City recently on the occasion of Henry Kissinger's 89th birthday. "An occasional adversary and a permanent friend," Kissinger looms large in Rumsfeld's memoir, Known and Unknown, which is now out in paperback.
"Tell it like it happened, Don," Kissinger urged Rumsfeld when the two discussed the writing of his book. "Don't gloss things over. I didn't," Kissinger added with emphasis.
In the following interview, Rumsfeld tells it as it happened, and certainly as he sees it -- "it" being a storied career in public service that made him both the youngest and the oldest Secretary of Defense in U.S. history.
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