How Richard Holbrooke Shaped Our Times

The towering figure of U.S. foreign policy died yesterday at the age of 69. Jonathan Alter, Peter Beinart, and Sir Harold Evans remember the top diplomat’s brilliant drive and contributions all over the world.

12.14.10 6:50 AM ET

An American in Full
By Jonathan Alter

Richard Holbrooke was a larger-than-life figure on the U.S. political landscape who shaped his times as much as any secretary of state. Jonathan Alter reflects on his impact on Bosnia, Afghanistan and Foggy Bottom.



A Dominant Diplomatic Force
By Peter Beinart

Richard Holbrooke pushed harder and cared more than other American foreign policy players. Peter Beinart on Holbrooke's special blend of superpower swagger and moral passion.



Richard Holbrooke's Brilliant Drive
By Harold Evans

The gifted diplomat dedicated his life to making the world a more just and peaceful place—typical of the dedicated diplomats now vilified by the anarchists at WikiLeaks, writes Harold Evans. This tough prince of peace will be hard to replace.



Tributes to the Man on a Mission
By The Daily Beast

U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke was a team player with a strong moral compass. Wesley Clark, Paul Begala, David Axelrod and more remember his astounding career.



Photos: Richard Holbrooke’s Incredible Career