Foreign Policy asked 1,615 international relations scholars from 1,375 U.S. colleges, “Who was the most effective U.S. secretary of state of the past 50 years?” The Washington Post,
The winner? Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry A. Kissinger, who was secretary for four years during the Nixon and Ford administrations. Since the Vietnam thing didn’t turn out so well, the scholars must have been grading him on openings to China and the Soviet Union when he was at the National Security Council?
Kissinger got 32.21 percent, extraordinary in such a large field….
Then, dead last, is John Kerry. He got a total of two votes of the 660 scholars who responded. Tied Eagleburger’s 0.31 percent, but the magazine lists him at 13th.