Henry Kissinger, 92 years old, a little slower than I remember seeing him, as a kid, constantly on TV in the 70's, always on the go, trying to bring some sanity to the middle east. At this advanced age, Kissinger at the Museum of Jewish Heritage a couple of evenings ago was clear, sharp and witty. He spoke sparingly of his personal experiences, whether as a 15 years old refugee from Germany in New York or as a 19 years old American soldier in Germany. Instead he directed the conversation to the message that he seemed intent on communicating, a message focused on the need to avoid and prevent the repetition of the catastrophes of World War I and World War II. In order to assure that, Kissinger emphasized the need for a realistic view of the international conflicts at hand, and an equally realistic assessment of those nations who could be corralled to be allies in the struggle for a more stable, peaceful world, and those who cannot. It was astounding to listen to Kissinger, a true statesman of rate statute, so eloquently and substantively, articulating his message to the future. Kissinger has been clearly motivated by his personal experiences witnessing the collapse of civilized society, to translate his remarkable personal, professional and intellectual abilities to the effort to design better international policies and strategies. We applaud Henry Kissinger, and hope his legacy will be heeded by the leaders of the world in these troubled times.