Gerald Ford, The United States, And Foreign Policy

If you caught "Democracy Now!" today, you no doubt got an earful about the many lesser qualities of the first man in the United States to become president without being elected to office (that is, before George Bush managed to do it with the U.S. Supreme Court's selection of him re: the Florida vote in presidential race 2000).

But if you want to understand more about Ford, his legacy, and some of the historic factors from the 1970s that very much affect us today, check out Juan Cole's excellent summary here at Informed Comment.