His last words are getting a lot of play:
“You’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan.”
I thought this part of his Times’ obit, describing periods when he was out of the State Department, was interesting:
And his voice on the outside remained influential — as an editor of Foreign Policy magazine from 1972 to 1977, as a writer of columns for The Washington Post and analytical articles for many other publications, and as the author of two books.
Apparently, there was once a time when the opinion pages of that paper were taken seriously by those who wanted to assert influence. I was listening to an interview with James Fallows the other day, and he remarked that one of the things that surprised him the most upon returning to DC after a three year trip to China was the decline of the Washington Post.