THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: The Truth Shall Make You Free


When the historians look back to these weeks, they may find that the worst error was Richard Nixon's. Right now, the egg is on Gerald Ford's face. But Nixon accepted the pardon that Ford offered. Once again Nixon has miscalculated almost everything and everybody. He has charted himself a course straight into the sloughs of history.

It is a pathetic thing to watch, but there apparently is some internal mechanism within Nixon that will not allow him to perceive reality. The Watergate record is a sequence of similar bad judgments. It...

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