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Kerry Rated Worst Secretary of State by Foreign Policy Profs

By    |   Thursday, 05 Feb 2015 10:25 PM

John Kerry was at the bottom of the list of academics' picks for the most effective U.S. secretary of state in the past 50 years, according to a survey conducted by Foreign Policy Magazine.

The poll of professors at the top 25 foreign policy schools showed Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger, secretary of states during the Nixon and Ford administrations, topped the list, scoring 32.21 percent, which is "extraordinary in such a large field," write The Washington Post political bloggers Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz.

A startling 18.32 percent answered "don't know" – for the second-highest score.

James Baker, who served under George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1992, came in third, with 17.71 percent.

Madeleine Albright, who served under Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton, who served under Barack Obama, tied for fourth with 8.70 percent; George Shultz, who served under Ronald Reagan, was sixth with 5.65 percent; Dean Rusk, who served under John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, came in seventh at 3.51 percent; Warren Christopher and Cyrus Vance, who both served under Jimmy Carter, tied for eighth with 1.53 percent; Colin Powell, who served under George W. Bush, was in 10th with 1.07 percent; Condoleezza Rice, who also served under George W. Bush, placed 11th with 0.46 percent; and Lawrence Eagleburger – who served just a few weeks at the end of the administration of President George H. W. Bush – came in 12th place with a barely-there 0.31 percent.

"Then, dead last, is Kerry," Post political bloggers Kamen and Itkowitz write. "He got a total of two votes of the 660 scholars who responded, tied with Eagleburger’s 0.31 percent, but the magazine lists him at 13th."


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