During either interregnums or periods of transition, I find it useful to consider both the future and the past. And so I find myself of late thinking much about Hillary Clinton’s legacy and John Kerry’s future. Clinton, I am sorry to say, proved to be a bit of a disappointment. In the media whirlwind surrounding her departure, it is easy for one to forget the question: what was and will be her impact on both America and the world, or, in short, what exactly did she do? The answer is, that besides being a good face for American foreign policy, she did not do very much. That is, her tenure lacked substance; she is nowhere near her great predecessors like Kissinger, Baker, or Marshall. At the same time, I am ambivalent about Kerry’s potential.