Richard Holbrooke


In 'Our Man,' diplomat Richard Holbrooke is both an egotist and idealist

Richard Holbrooke was an influential diplomat who's ideas shaped US foreign policy in the late 20th century. Author George Packer spoke with Carol Hills about Holbrooke and his new book, "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century," which explores the complex and often contradictory ideas and lifestyle of Hoolbrooke and gives us an intimate look at the major events and people in his life.

Global Politics

Richard Holbrooke's life and last words

Hours after Ambassador Richard Holbrooke died, it was reported that his last words, spoken to his surgeon, were, 'You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan.' David Rohde, co-author of 'A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides,' joins us


Global Politics

Will Anyone Trust Afghan Election Results?

As Afghanistan braces for a potential runoff presidential election, The Takeaway looks at what the country can do to clean up their voting process with Noah Feldman, professor of law at Harvard, and Emal Pasarly, a reporter in the BBC's Pashto section.