And if Kerry pulls all this off, he's the Metternich of our times.
Metternich, next after Napoleon and Talleyrand, was an important figure in a stirring epoch.
Your people have made me a real Metternich, a genuine Machiavelli.
Judged by the standard of its own aims Metternich's diplomacy was, on the whole, completely successful.
While he was thus engaged the cry was raised, "Down with Metternich!"
The tenor (p. 170) of his private conversation with Metternich and others was that he would rest content with what he had.
Downfall of Metternich Metternich realized that the end had come.
By this easy device Metternich was able to assume, without resistance, the Imperial tone, which suited his position.
Moreover, a new Metternich appeared in the person of Schwarzenberg.
This proclamation strengthened still further the hands of Metternich.