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Carter Rails on Fundamentalists

Former President Jimmy Carter, himself a famously pious Baptist, lets loose on religious fundamentalists in an interview with Der Spiegel—how they won’t admit mistakes; how they won’t negotiate with people who disagree with them; how they dehumanize people who have other beliefs; and how Bush & Co. fit that bill perfectly.

Posted on Aug 15, 2006 READ MORE


Jimmy Carter: We Need Fewer Secrets

The former president bemoans the current White House’s obsession with secrecy: “Increasingly, developed and developing nations are recognizing that a free flow of information is fundamental for democracy.”

Posted on Jul 2, 2006 READ MORE


Jimmy Carter and Robert Scheer
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Classic Scheer-Carter Interview From ‘Playing President’

During a 1976 interview for Playboy magazine that would produce one of the most famous remarks by a presidential candidate in modern times, Jimmy Carter told Robert Scheer, “I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.” Check out an excerpt of that exchange, along with many more in Scheer’s new book, “Playing President.”

Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


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