Ford Remembered


“The Ford epoch did not banish a nightmare. It ended a dream—the ideal of equal justice under the law that would extend to a crooked and venal president. And in Iraq and Indonesia and Indochina, it either protracted existing nightmares or gave birth to new ones.” Christopher Hitchens launches an onslaught against the ex-president’s reputation, ignoring the Silent Shadow that usually protects the recently deceased from criticism.


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