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Honoring Harry Bingham

November 22, 2005


Sometime ago, then Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a posthumous award for “constructive dissent” to Hiram (or Harry) Bingham IV. For over fifty years, the State Department resisted any attempt to honor Bingham. For them, he was an insubordinate member of the US diplomatic service, a dangerous maverick who was eventually demoted. Now, after […]