USSC Associate Professor David Smith is interviewed about the legacy of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who died age 100.

Smith tells ABC Drive that Kissinger's single biggest legacy was the fact that "at a time when it was unthinkable to most Americans, he opened up passages to diplomacy with Beijing," which ultimately brought the People's Republic of China into the international community.

Regarding criticisms of Kissinger's foreign policy record, Smith says that the diplomatic giant was "very single-mindedly anti-communist and essentially prepared to tolerate any kind of human rights abuse if it would serve the anti-communist cause."