THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Big, Bulging and Bogged Down


This is a strange time for the U.S. Government. Rarely in the past 40 years has it seemed so unable to act positively, so bogged down in its own miseries and self-pity. Gerald Ford, clonking golf balls on the Palm Springs fairways, and Henry Kissinger, pouting in his seventh-floor State Department barony, have set an example of leadership by blame. If ever there was a time to seize opportunity during crisis (a device extolled by Richard Nixon) and put on a creative foreign policy surge, it is now. The moment cries out...

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