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The 2015 Cundill Lecture

 

“Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide.”

In his award-winning book The Blood Telegram, Gary Bass provides the first full account of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s secret support for Pakistan in 1971 as it committed shocking atrocities in Bangladesh—which led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left major strategic consequences for the world today. Drawing on previously unheard White House tapes, recently declassified documents, and his own extensive investigative reporting, Bass uncovers an unknown story of superpower brinkmanship, war, scandal, and conscience.