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HUMOUR AND THE PRESIDENCY – A recent conference takes a serious look at how funny US presidents have always tried to be

Others | Nov 1, 1986

Henry Kissinger, as us secretary of State, once asked his security guard what he would do if someone tried to kidnap him. “Don’t worry,’’ the guard replied, “we won’t let them take you alive.”

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