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But Bosnia was a watershed in a post-Cold War world. Halberstam said, “and, because of Vietnam–the tempering by defeat and disillusionment–of its limitations.
The great thing about all that ambition of his now is that it’s finally harnessed to something larger than he is, to a greater good.” Kati Marton, many feel, has been in large part responsible for what one friend refers to as “the reinvention of Dick Holbrooke.” As with many of the women he was involved with in the past–Diane Sawyer, socialite decorator Mimi Russell, Condé Nast editor Sarah Giles–Ms. Holbrooke, friends said, for the recognition and clout he discerned in the journalism world from her work and marriage to Mr. In an acknowledged self-portrait in her 1987 semi-autobiographical novel, An American Woman , she wrote: “Ugly was not a word anyone had ever used to describe Anna….
He also holds with the idea that it’s individuals who shape history.” That depends on a Presidential victory for Mr. The waning years of the Clinton Administration–about which Mr.
Holbrooke was insinuatingly critical in To End a War , his book on the Bosnia venture–is a good time for him to cultivate New York.
Their separate plot lines have knotted into the first New York-based U. Holbrooke as a creature of Washington, a Beltway peripatetic, a conversation topic at tedious Georgetown dinner parties, a traveling miracle worker from the Dayton Peace Accords to battle-roiled Kosovo. Holbrooke’s appointment has positioned him to make the next step, as Madeleine Albright did.
When the Hamptons throw open the big white gates of posturing and hospitality to Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton this weekend, there’ll be an empty space on guest lists where Richard Holbrooke and Kati Marton would normally be found.
Their friends–Hannah and Alan Pakula, Sally and Bob Benton, Liz Robbins–will miss them. Ambassador-designee to the United Nations, and his wife, Ms. Partly because the summer has been tiring for them: Mr.
While Bruce Wasserstein is hosting his ,000-per-couple fund-raising dinner on Friday, July 31, and Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger host their blow-out “Summer Lawn Party” the next night to raise funds for the Democratic National Committee, Mr. Marton, author and human rights activist, will be lying low at their home in Bridgehampton, L. Holbrooke got his appointment from President Clinton in June and continued to jump around Europe. Marton went to Telluride, Colo., with her son, then joined her daughter on the European trip she’d given her for graduation from the Nightingale-Bamford School, then flew to Turkey, where, as designated representative of Human Rights Watch she had arranged to visit newly jailed dissident writer Ragib Duran and attempted to intercede with the Government on his behalf.
“Calling from Ankara,” she said in one hurried message. residence where they will entertain may well transfer from the Waldorf Towers, leased for that purpose since 1947, to a larger place.
“There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be Secretary of State, although I’ve never heard him say that’s what he wants,” said James Hoge, editor of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Foreign Affairs magazine and probably Mr. “Dick’s a very strong-minded man with real commitments to what he thinks American foreign policy ought to be.