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Major Introductory Resources:

Our Worst Ex-President
By Joshua Muravchik
February 5, 2007

A Failed Former President
By Ben Johnson
November 18, 2005

Look in the Mirror, Jimmy Carter
By Jeff Jacoby
May 25, 2007

Jimmy Carter's Inferior Years
By Fulton Lewis
May 23, 2007

Carter Attacks the "Road to Peace"
By Lowell Ponte
December 12, 2003

Dictatorships and Double Standards
By Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
November 1979

Jimmy Carter and the Arab Lobby
By Jacob Laksin
December 18, 2006

America's Worst President - Another View
By Investor's Business Daily
September 10, 2008

Jimmy Carter's War Against the Jews (pamphlet)
By Jacob Laksin
2007

Jimmy Carter's War Against the Jews (video Flash)
By Terrorism Awareness Project
2007

Jimmy Carter, Apologist for Arafat
By Jay Nordlinger
October 16, 2002

Father of the Iranian Revolution
By Michael D. Evans
June 22, 2007

Our Endangered Patience
By Ben Johnson
November 15, 2005

Book:

The Real Jimmy Carter: How Our Worst Ex-President Undermines American Foreign Policy, Coddles Dictators, And Created The Party Of Clinton And Kerry
By Steven Hayward


Additional Resources
(Click on the bullet points to jump to the desired category):



Carter and Israel (  Return to top):

Is Bible Teacher Jimmy Carter an Old-Fashioned Jew-Hater?
By Phyllis Chesler
November 15, 2007

Carter at Cardozo: It’s Not the “New-Anti-Semitism” — It’s the Older Kind
By Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov
April 10, 2013

Watch Out for "The Elders"
By Mark D. Tooley
August 3, 2009

Israel In Danger
By Ken Blackwell
June 18, 2009

Jimmy Carter's Moral Turpitude
By Jamie Glazov
June 9, 2009

Hamas’s Man
By Jacob Laksin
January 15, 2009

Carter Shills for Hamas
By Eric Rozenman
January 10, 2009

Why Is Jimmy Carter So Disastrously Wrong on the Middle East?
By Jamie Glazov
May 5, 2008

Jimmy Carter: A National Embarrassment
By Michael Reagan
April 25, 2008

Roadmap to Disaster
By Lloyd Greif
April 24, 2008

Carter Doesn't Understand What Hamas Really Wants, Analyst Says
By Julie Stahl
April 21, 2008

Citizen Carter's Ego Trip
By Oliver North
April 18, 2008

Jimmy Carter: Emissary of Evil
By Ben Shapiro
April 16, 2008

Carter's Terror Tour
By Jacob Laksin
April 14, 2008

Jimmy Carter to Meet With Hamas Leader in Syria
By Joseph Abrams
April 8, 2008

Carter’s Efforts To Mend Ties with Community Get Cold Shoulder
By Nathan Guttman
October 31, 2007

Jimmy Carter Offers to Mediate Between Hamas, Fatah
By Julie Stahl
July 25, 2007

Divide and Conquer
By Ed Lasky
July 11, 2007

Carter Hearts Hamas
By Ben Johnson
June 20, 2007

CAMERA at CBS Shareholders Meeting Challenges Carter's Publisher
By CAMERA
May 24, 2007

Carter Comes to Berkeley
By Lee Kaplan
May 8, 2007

Clinton vs. Carter on Israel
By Eli Lehrer
April 6, 2007

My Problem with Jimmy Carter's Book
By Kenneth W. Stein
Spring 2007

Defending the Indefensible
By Tamar Sternthal
February 19, 2007

Brandeis Donors Exact Revenge for Carter Visit
By Larry Cohler-Esses
February 16, 2007

Norman Finkelstein, Benny Morris and Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
By CAMERA
February 7, 2007

Our Worst Ex-President
By Joshua Muravchik
February 5, 2007

Jimmy Carter's "Settlement Freeze" Lie
By Alex Safian, PhD
January 27, 2007

Jimmy Carter Ducks Dershowitz, Open Questions
By Newsmax.com
January 23, 2007

A Comprehensive Collection of Jimmy Carter's Errors
By CAMERA
January 22, 2007

Biased Ifs the Peacemaker
By Avi Hein
January 19, 2007

Correcting Carter's 242 Distortion
By Andrea Levin
January 18, 2007

Jimmy Carter: A Weak, Ineffectual President and an Embarrassing and Dishonest Ex-President
By Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
January 16, 2007

Former Aide Criticizes Carter over Mideast Book
By Rebecca Trounson
January 13, 2007

Mass Resignations from Carter Center
By CAMERA
January 11, 2007

Jimmy Carter's Book: An Israeli View
By Michael B. Oren
December 26, 2006

Another Emory Professor Denounces Carter
By CAMERA
December 23, 2006

Rev. Wall Fails to Disclose Connection to Carter Campaigns
By Dexter Van Zile
December 21, 2006

CAMERA Rebuttal Published in Post-Gazette
By Eric Rozenman
December 20, 2006

On CNN, Many More Carter Fabrications
By Gilead Ini
December 15, 2006

Brave Jimmy Carter?
By Mona Charen
December 15, 2006

Palestine: Peace, Not Prejudice
By Joseph Puder
December 15, 2006

Jimmy Carter: Jew-Hater, Genocide-Enabler, Liar
By David Horowitz
December 14, 2006

Hatred, Not Analysis
By Jacob Laksin
December 12, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Legacy of Failure
By Cinnamon Stillwell
December 12, 2006

The Madness of Jimmy Carter
By Rich Lowry
December 11, 2006

Carter Admits to Ignoring Key Source
By Gilead Ini
December 9, 2006

What's the Matter With Jimmy?
By Jonathan Tobin
December 7, 2006

Historian Severs Ties with Carter Center over Distorted Book
By CAMERA
December 6, 2006

Carter's Palestinian Fantasy No. 242
By Asaf Romirowsky
December 6, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Disingenuous Diplomacy
By Rick Richman
December 4, 2006

Jimmy Carter Can't Make Up His Mind
By Tamar Sternthal
December 3, 2006

Carter's Calumny
By Mitchell Bard
December 1, 2006

Jimmy Carter Distorts Facts, Demonizes Israel in New Book
By Lee Green
December 1, 2006

NPR's Fresh Air Allows Carter to Revise History While Smearing Israel
By Tamar Sternthal
December 1, 2006

Jimmy Carter (Before): "I Oppose a Palestinian State"
By Jeff Ballabon
December 1, 2006

Carter Blames Israel for Mideast Conflict
By WorldNetDaily.com
November 27, 2006

The World According to Carter
By Alan Dershowitz
November 23, 2006

The Democrats’ Jimmy Carter Conundrum
By Arlene Kushner
November 1, 2006

Classic Jimmy Carter
By Michael Radu
August 31, 2006

Jimmy Carter: Recovering Racist, Still a Bigot
By Julia Gorin
June 1, 2006

Jimmy Carter Blunders inUSA Today
By Eric Rozenman
May 17, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Syndicated Errors
By Tamar Sternthal
March 22, 2006

There He Goes Again...
By FrontPage Magazine
February 21, 2006

Jimmy Carter, Apologist for Arafat
By Jay Nordlinger
October 16, 2002

There He Goes Again
By Jay Nordlinger
May 13, 2002


Carter and Syria (  Return to top):

Jimmy Carter's Moral Turpitude
By Jamie Glazov
June 9, 2009

Intelligence Warns Israel Is Now an ‘Obstacle to Obama'
By Gil Ronen
April 29, 2009

Rebuilding Hamas' Killing Machine
By Jamie Glazov
March 19, 2009

Why Is Jimmy Carter So Disastrously Wrong on the Middle East?
By Jamie Glazov
May 5, 2008

Carter's Spiteful Second Term
By Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
April 29, 2008

Carter Backs Pelosi's Trip, Despite Bush's Rebuke
By Dugald McConnell
April 5, 2007


Carter and North Korea (  Return to top):

Citizen Carter's Ego Trip
By Oliver North
April 18, 2008

Jimmy Carter's Alternate Universe
By Christopher G. Adamo
April 17, 2008

Jimma, Tyranny's Enabler
By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
April 15, 2008

Our Worst Ex-President
By Joshua Muravchik
February 5, 2007

Still Paying for Carter's Mistakes
By Michael Reagan
April 20, 2006

There He Goes Again
By Jay Nordlinger
May 13, 2002


Carter and Hamas (  Return to top):

Fools, Frauds and Terrorists
By Scott Wheeler
June 25, 2009

Jimmy Carter's Moral Turpitude
By Jamie Glazov
June 9, 2009

Rebuilding Hamas' Killing Machine
By Jamie Glazov
March 19, 2009

Hamas’s Man
By Jacob Laksin
January 15, 2009

Carter Shills for Hamas
By Eric Rozenman
January 10, 2009

A Whole Wide World Beyond Obama
By Kathryn Jean Lopez
May 15, 2008

Why Is Jimmy Carter So Disastrously Wrong on the Middle East?
By Jamie Glazov
May 5, 2008

Carter's Spiteful Second Term
By Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
April 29, 2008

Carter's Heir
By Matthew Continetti
April 28, 2008

Carter Doesn't Get It
By Cal Thomas
April 24, 2008

Roadmap to Disaster
By Lloyd Greif
April 24, 2008

The Democrats' Jimmy Carter Problem
By Michelle Malkin
April 23, 2008

Hamas' Apologist
By Jerusalem Post Editorial
April 23, 2008

Hamas Will Recognize Israel?
By David Bedein
April 22, 2008

Carter’s Grave Wrong
By Eric Cantor
April 22, 2008

Carter Doesn't Understand What Hamas Really Wants, Analyst Says
By Julie Stahl
April 21, 2008

Citizen Carter's Ego Trip
By Oliver North
April 18, 2008

Jimmy Carter Makes Me Sick
By Diana West
April 18, 2008

'The Controversy Surrounding Carter and Mash'al Meeting'
By MEMRI
April 17, 2008

Carter's Confusion
By Cliff May
April 17, 2008

The Man from Plains Is Just Plain Wrong
By Micah Halpern
April 17, 2008

Jimmy Carter's Alternate Universe
By Christopher G. Adamo
April 17, 2008

U.S. Rep Calls for Revocation of Carter's Passport
By IPT News
April 17, 2008

Jimmy Carter: Emissary of Evil
By Ben Shapiro
April 16, 2008

Hamas' Useful Idiot
By Robert Maginnis
April 15, 2008

Carter's Terror Tour
By Jacob Laksin
April 14, 2008

Carter Hearts Hamas
By Ben Johnson
June 20, 2007

Our Worst Ex-President
By Joshua Muravchik
February 5, 2007

Jimmy Carter: Disgrace to the Human Race
By James Lewis
May 8, 2006

Spokesman Deflects Carter-Hamas Question
By Les Kinsolving
January 27, 2006


Carter and Hezbollah (  Return to top):

Hezbollah Snubs Jimmy Carter
By Patrick Goodenough
December 12, 2008

Hezbollah Meeting on the Agenda for Jimmy Carter?
By Julie Stahl
December 8, 2008


Carter and Yasser Arafat (  Return to top):

Carter's Spiteful Second Term
By Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
April 29, 2008

Jimmy Carter Makes Me Sick
By Diana West
April 18, 2008

The Man from Plains Is Just Plain Wrong
By Micah Halpern
April 17, 2008

Jimmy Carter's Alternate Universe
By Christopher G. Adamo
April 17, 2008

Jimmy Carter: Emissary of Evil
By Ben Shapiro
April 16, 2008

Jimmy Carter Lays a Wreath at Arafat's Tomb
By Julie Stahl
April 15, 2008

Jimmy Carter 'Worst' in U.S. History
By NewsMax.com
May 22, 2007

Our Worst Ex-President
By Joshua Muravchik
February 5, 2007

The Democrats’ Jimmy Carter Conundrum
By Arlene Kushner
November 1, 2006

Jimmy Carter, Apologist for Arafat
By Jay Nordlinger
October 16, 2002

There He Goes Again
By Jay Nordlinger
May 13, 2002


Carter and Fidel Castro (  Return to top):

Bush Warns Obama on Jimmy Carter
By NewsMax.com
January 25, 2009

Jimmy Carter: A National Embarrassment
By Michael Reagan
April 25, 2008

Citizen Carter's Ego Trip
By Oliver North
April 18, 2008

Jimmy Carter's Election Fraud
By Joel Mowbray
September 29, 2004

Carter Should Shut His Mouth About Cuba
By Jamie Glazov
May 20, 2002

Our Man in Havana: Carter, Castro, and Cuba
By Ronald Radosh
May 20, 2002

Carter & Castro
By Lowell Ponte
May 15, 2002

There He Goes Again
By Jay Nordlinger
May 13, 2002


Carter and Hugo Chavez (  Return to top):

Jimma, Tyranny's Enabler
By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
April 15, 2008

Still Paying for Carter's Mistakes
By Michael Reagan
April 20, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Election Fraud
By Joel Mowbray
September 29, 2004

The Carter-Chavez Connection
By Steven F. Hayward
August 26, 2004

Commie in Caracas
By Lowell Ponte
July 10, 2002


Carter and Daniel Ortega (  Return to top):

There He Goes Again
By Jay Nordlinger
May 13, 2002


Carter’s Run for the Presidency in 1976 (  Return to top):

Historical Model: For Obama, It's Carter
By Jonathan V. Last
July 31, 2007


Carter’s Presidency (  Return to top):

Mass. Vote Shows Obama a Rerun of Carter
By Dan Gainor
January 22, 2010

Barack Obama: The Black Jimmy Carter
By Ben Shapiro
September 23, 2009

Obama Received Exactly Nothing for Selling Out America's Friends
By Jack Kelly
September 23, 2009

History Lesson for Holder: Targeting the CIA Is Perilous Move
By John Yoo
September 16, 2009

Don't Damage the First Line of Defense
By Austin Bay
September 9, 2009

The Crisis of Health Care Reform
By Michael Gerson
September 9, 2009

February Prediction Proves True in August: Obama Is New Jimmy Carter
By Matt Towery
August 21, 2009

A President Grossly Overplaying His Hand
By E. Thomas McClanahan
August 12, 2009

Jimma Obama — Now, There's a Scary Thought
By Jack Kelly
February 24, 2009

Will Obama Emulate The Century's Worst President?
By Michael Medved
January 28, 2009

1976 Is Back
By Mark Moyar
October 24, 2008

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
By James Simpson
September 28, 2008

Jimmy Carter: A National Embarrassment
By Michael Reagan
April 25, 2008

The Real Jimmy Carter
By Ronald Kessler
April 21, 2008

Jimmy Carter Amok
By Emmett Tyrrell
April 17, 2008

Jimma, Tyranny's Enabler
By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
April 15, 2008

Father of the Iranian Revolution
By Michael D. Evans
June 22, 2007

Carter and Bush: Not So Different After All
By Steve Chapman
May 31, 2007

The J. Gordon Coogler Award for 2006: Jimmy Again!
By Bob Tyrrell
May 25, 2007

Look in the Mirror, Jimmy Carter
By Jeff Jacoby
May 25, 2007

Jimmy Carter's Inferior Years
By Fulton Lewis
May 23, 2007

There He Goes Again
By Bill Murchison
May 22, 2007

Carter and Clinton's "New Covenant"
By Don Feder
January 30, 2007

Giving Radical Islam Its Start
By Dinesh D'Souza
January 29, 2007

Jimmy Carter: A Weak, Ineffectual President and an Embarrassing and Dishonest Ex-President
By Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
January 16, 2007

Brave Jimmy Carter?
By Mona Charen
December 15, 2006

Nancy Pelosi Carter
By Jeffrey Lord
November 17, 2006

Jimmy Carter’s Blame Game
By Lowell Ponte
August 8, 2006

Kerry: Carter Redux?
By Robert Spencer
August 20, 2004

Carter Should Shut His Mouth About Cuba
By Jamie Glazov
May 20, 2002


Carter, the Soviets, and the Cold War (  Return to top):

CIA Clash: The Left Assaults Langley--Again
By Peter Brookes
November 4, 2009

Carter's Spiteful Second Term
By Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
April 29, 2008


Carter, Iran, Khomeini and American Hostages in Iran (1979) (  Return to top):

They Don't Get It
By Oliver North
November 6, 2009

CIA Clash: The Left Assaults Langley--Again
By Peter Brookes
November 4, 2009

Consequences Of Obama’s “Jimmy Carter Replay”
By Christopher G. Adamo
September 25, 2009

James Earl Obama?
By Paul Kengor
July 11, 2009

A Carter Deja Vu?
By Chuck Norris
July 7, 2009

Hope and Change in Iran
By Clifford D. May
June 25, 2009

'Freedom Fighters' and the American President
By Paul Kengor
June 20, 2009

The Return of Carterism
By P. David Hornik
June 17, 2009

Dear Iranians: Don't Count on America (or Any Country Led by Left)
By Dennis Prager
June 16, 2009

Carter Era Agreement Again Cited in Bid to Block Iran Hostage Lawsuit
By Patrick Goodenough
April 23, 2009

That '70s Show
By James Taranto
October 11, 2007

Father of the Iranian Revolution
By Michael D. Evans
June 22, 2007

The Long Shadow Over New Hostages
By Wesley Pruden
March 27, 2007

Giving Radical Islam Its Start
By Dinesh D'Souza
January 29, 2007

Jimmy Carter: A Weak, Ineffectual President and an Embarrassing and Dishonest Ex-President
By Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
January 16, 2007

Jimmy Carter’s Blame Game
By Lowell Ponte
August 8, 2006

Still Paying for Carter's Mistakes
By Michael Reagan
April 20, 2006

Kerry: Carter Redux?
By Robert Spencer
August 20, 2004

Jimmy Carter's Illegal Demands on Shah
By Alan Peters
March 15, 2004

Carter's Appease Prize
By Lowell Ponte
October 16, 2002


Carter Criticizes Republicans, Conservatives, and the United States (  Return to top):

All the President's Race Baiters
By Bobby Eberle
September 16, 2009

Bush Warns Obama on Jimmy Carter
By NewsMax.com
January 25, 2009

Matthews to Carter: Will 'Right' Play 'Racial Card' vs. Obama?
By Media Research Center
April 30, 2008

Jimmy Carter Amok
By Emmett Tyrrell
April 17, 2008

Carter Hearts Hamas
By Ben Johnson
June 20, 2007

Jimmy Carter Comes to Berkeley
By Abraham H. Miller
May 31, 2007

HE-E-E'S BACK! Jimmy Carter, President and Poet
By Paul Greenberg
May 30, 2007

The J. Gordon Coogler Award for 2006: Jimmy Again!
By Bob Tyrrell
May 25, 2007

Look in the Mirror, Jimmy Carter
By Jeff Jacoby
May 25, 2007

Jimmy Carter 'Worst' in U.S. History
By NewsMax.com
May 22, 2007

There He Goes Again
By Bill Murchison
May 22, 2007

White House Fires Back: Jimmy Carter 'Irrelevant'
By WorldNetDaily.com
May 20, 2007

Classic Jimmy Carter
By Michael Radu
August 31, 2006

More of Carter's Little Pills
By David Limbaugh
August 29, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Values
By Roger Aronoff
February 24, 2006

Frantic Democrats Are Playing the Race Card to Keep Their Most Loyal Voting Bloc on the Plantation, but it's Not the Trump it Used to Be
By Jack Kelly
February 14, 2006

Four Windbags and a Funeral
By Patrick Hurley
February 10, 2006

Stay on the Farm, Jimmy!
By Tim Wildmon
Feburary 9, 2006

Cheapening Coretta Scott King's Legacy
By Ben Johnson
February 8, 2006

Jimmy Carter’s Bitterness in Bad Taste
By NewsMax
February 8, 2006

Ex-President Carter: Eavesdropping Illegal
By Kathleen Hennessey
February 7, 2006

Carter Rips U.S. Foreign Aid Efforts During Conference
By Rocco DiPippo
April 16, 2005

DNC Day 1: An Evening of Losers
By Jonathan V. Last
July 27, 2004

Whine and Peanuts
By Tammy Bruce
November 21, 2002


Carter Center (  Return to top):

The Campus War against Israel and the Jews: The Carter Center
By John Perazzo
October 8, 2009

Roadmap to Disaster
By Lloyd Greif
April 24, 2008

Cut Carter Center Funding, Congressman Says
By WorldNetDaily
April 18, 2008

The Real Jimmy Carter
By Alan M. Dershowitz
April 27, 2007

The Question of Carter’s Cash
By Claudia Rosett
January 23, 2007

Mass Resignations from Carter Center
By CAMERA
January 11, 2007

Carter's Arab Financiers
By Rachel Ehrenfeld
December 21, 2006

Jimmy Carter and the Arab Lobby
By Jacob Laksin
December 18, 2006

Historian Severs Ties with Carter Center over Distorted Book
By CAMERA
December 6, 2006

From the Middle East Fellow of the Carter Center [on Kenneth Stein and Jimmy Carter]
By Martin Peretz
December 6, 2006

Bin Laden Family Gave $1 Million to Carter
WorldNetDaily.com
June 2, 2006


Carter as Appeaser and Apologist (  Return to top):

The Elders' Protocols
By Joseph Klein
July 23, 2007


Carter and Racism (  Return to top):

Is Disagreement with Obama Racism?
By Walter E. Williams
September 30, 2009

Outsourcing Hate
By P.J. O'Rourke
September 26, 2009

Consequences of Obama’s “Jimmy Carter Replay”
By Christopher G. Adamo
September 25, 2009

Health Care, Racism and the Grand Old Party
By Brian Birdnow
September 21, 2009

Dowd and Carter Guilty of that Which They Decry
By David Limbaugh
September 18, 2009

When Did Opposition Become 'Racism'?
By Diana West
September 18, 2009

A Tackle Box Full of Race Bait
By Jonah Goldberg
September 18, 2009

Race and Stupidity
By Pat Buchanan
September 18, 2009

This Is Not about Race
By Donald Lambro
September 18, 2009

The Politics of Race -- Flames Fanned by a Former President
By Michael Reagan
September 17, 2009

Jimmy Carter’s Record on Race
By Ben Johnson
September 17, 2009

Jimma and the Elvis Factor
By Larry Elder
September 17, 2009

Jimmy Carter, the Jew-hater Who Cried Racist
By Sammy Benoit
September 17, 2009


Carter’s Anti-Semitism (  Return to top):

Jimmy Carter, the Jew-hater Who Cried Racist
By Sammy Benoit
September 17, 2009

Jimmy Carter's Moral Turpitude
By Jamie Glazov
June 9, 2009

Jimmy Carter: "Too Many Jews" on Holocaust Council
By Aaron Klein
January 25, 2007

Carter Interceded on Behalf of Nazi SS Guard
By Ezra HaLevi
January 18, 2007

Jimmy Carter's Jewish Problem
By Jason Maoz
November 30, 2006

Jimmy Carter: Recovering Racist, Still a Bigot
By Julia Gorin
June 1, 2006


Carter's Outreach to Southern Baptist Church (  Return to top):

Brother Carter and Brother Clinton's Baptist Revival
By Mark D. Tooley
January 24, 2007


Carter and Plagiarism Charges (  Return to top):

Plagiarism Charge Against Carter is 2nd to Roil Jewish World [on Kenneth Stein]
By Israel National News Staff
December 8, 2006

Maps in Carter's Book Are Questioned [on Kenneth Stein]
By Josh Getlin
December 8, 2006

Former Aide Parts with Carter Over Book [on Kenneth Stein and Jimmy Carter]
By Brenda Goodman and Julie Bosman
December 7, 2006


Carter and Iraq War (  Return to top):

Jimmy Carter's Syndicated Errors
By Tamar Sternthal
March 22, 2006


Carter and Oil Drilling (  Return to top):

Jimmy Carter and the Rest of the Democrats Are Dead Wrong on ANWR 
By Walter J. Hickel 
September 23, 2005


Carter's Nobel Prize (  Return to top):

Jimmy Carter’s Ignoble Prize
By Thomas Sowell
October 21, 2002

Jimmy Carter's Ignoble Prize
By Jeff Jacoby 
October 20, 2002

Carter's Appease Prize
By Lowell Ponte
October 16, 2002

Dishonoring America and Peace
By Steven Plaut
October 11, 2002


Carter Betrays President Reagan (  Return to top):

Carter, Democrats Asked Soviets to Stop Reagan
By Newsmax.com
October 17, 2002


Book Reviews of Beyond the White House (  Return to top):

That '70s Show
By James Taranto
October 11, 2007


Book Reviews of Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (  Return to top):

CAMERA at CBS Shareholders Meeting Challenges Carter's Publisher
By CAMERA
May 24, 2007

Professor Counters Carter Book Claims [on Kenneth Stein]
By Sarah Powell
April 6, 2007

My Problem with Jimmy Carter's Book
By Kenneth W. Stein
Spring 2007

Lies About Israel
By Jacob Laksin
March 21, 2007

Defending the Indefensible
By Tamar Sternthal
February 19, 2007

Brandeis Donors Exact Revenge for Carter Visit
By Larry Cohler-Esses
February 16, 2007

Norman Finkelstein, Benny Morris and Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
By CAMERA
February 7, 2007

Jimmy Carter's "Settlement Freeze" Lie
By Alex Safian, PhD
January 27, 2007

Jimmy Carter Ducks Dershowitz, Open Questions
By Newsmax.com
January 23, 2007

A Comprehensive Collection of Jimmy Carter's Errors
By CAMERA
January 22, 2007

Biased Is the Peacemaker
By Avi Hein
January 19, 2007

Correcting Carter's 242 Distortion
By Andrea Levin
January 18, 2007

Former Aide Criticizes Carter over Mideast Book
By Rebecca Trounson
January 13, 2007

Mass Resignations from Carter Center
By CAMERA
January 11, 2007

Carter: Zero Credibility
By HonestReporting.com
January 11, 2007

Jimmy Carter's Book: An Israeli View
By Michael B. Oren
December 26, 2006

Another Emory Professor Denounces Carter
By CAMERA
December 23, 2006

Rev. Wall Fails to Disclose Connection to Carter Campaigns
By Dexter Van Zile
December 21, 2006

CAMERA Rebuttal Published in Post-Gazette
By Eric Rozenman
December 20, 2006

Jimmy Carter and the Arab Lobby
By Jacob Laksin
December 18, 2006

Brave Jimmy Carter?
By Mona Charen
December 15, 2006

Palestine: Peace, Not Prejudice
By Joseph Puder
December 15, 2006

On CNN, Many More Carter Fabrications
By Gilead Ini
December 15, 2006

Jimmy Carter: Jew-Hater, Genocide-Enabler, Liar
By David Horowitz
December 14, 2006

Hatred, Not Analysis
By Jacob Laksin
December 12, 2006

The Madness of Jimmy Carter
By Rich Lowry
December 11, 2006

Carter Admits to Ignoring Key Source
By Gilead Ini
December 9, 2006

Plagiarism Charge Against Carter is 2nd to Roil Jewish World [on Kenneth Stein]
By Israel National News Staff
December 8, 2006

Maps in Carter's Book Are Questioned [on Kenneth Stein]
By Josh Getlin
December 8, 2006

Former Aide Parts with Carter over Book [on Kenneth Stein and Jimmy Carter]
By Brenda Goodman and Julie Bosman
December 7, 2006

What's the Matter With Jimmy?
By Jonathan Tobin
December 7, 2006

Historian Severs Ties with Carter Center over Distorted Book
By CAMERA
December 6, 2006

Roundup of Commentary on Jimmy Carter’s Book
By CAMERA
December 6, 2006

From the Middle East Fellow of the Carter Center [on Kenneth Stein and Jimmy Carter]
By Martin Peretz
December 6, 2006

Carter's Book: Presidential Pulp
By Honest Reporting.com
December 6, 2006

Carter's Palestinian Fantasy No. 242
By Asaf Romirowsky
December 6, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Disingenuous Diplomacy
By Rick Richman
December 4, 2006

Jimmy Carter Can't Make Up His Mind
By Tamar Sternthal
December 3, 2006

Carter's Calumny
By Mitchell Bard
December 1, 2006

Jimmy Carter Distorts Facts, Demonizes Israel in New Book
By Lee Green
December 1, 2006

NPR's Fresh Air Allows Carter to Revise History While Smearing Israel
By Tamar Sternthal
December 1, 2006

Time Inc. Turns to Propagandist for Book Intro
By Gilead Ini
December 1, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Jewish Problem
By Jason Maoz
November 30, 2006

The World According to Carter
By Alan M. Dershowitz
November 24, 2006


Book Reviews of Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis (  Return to top):

Jimma Carter Pens the Worst Book of 2005
By Bob Tyrrell
May 25, 2006

Nasty Piece of Work
By John Derbyshire
February 24, 2006

Our Endangered Patience
By Ben Johnson
November 15, 2005

The World According to J.C. 
By Bret Stephens 
November 2, 2005


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  • U.S. President, 1977-1981
  • His administration was known for its disastrous economic policies and its weak, appeasement-oriented foreign policy



Born James Earl Carter, Jr. on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter was raised in a peanut farming, Baptist family. In 1946 he graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and soon thereafter married Rosalynn Smith, with whom he would father three sons and a daughter. Carter served seven years as a naval officer and then returned to Plains. In 1962 he entered politics as a Georgia state senator, and in 1970 was elected Governor of Georgia.

During his gubernatorial campaign, Carter publicly classified himself as a “redneck” and pledged to invite the staunch segregationist and Alabama governor George Wallace to Georgia. Once elected, Carter said he was “proud” to have another segregationist, Lester Maddox, as his lieutenant governor, calling him “the essence of the Democratic Party.”

In 1972 Carter promised the newly crippled George Wallace that he would either nominate him or second him for President at that year's Democratic National Convention. Carter broke that promise; instead he jumped at the opportunity to give the nomination speech for Henry “Scoop” Jackson.

According to Carter's son, Jack, the governor had his surrogates lobby aggressively in an effort to persuade the ultra-leftist George McGovern to name Carter as his vice presidential running mate in 1972. Carter invited McGovern and Democrat fundraiser Morris Dees to the governor’s mansion, where, according to Peter Bourne's comprehensive 1972 biography of Carter, this self-professed “Southern moderate” soon “found himself much more compatible with George McGovern than he had expected.”

Carter’s self-described “campaign autobiography,” Why Not the Best? – which he wrote to advance his 1976 presidential run – was published by Broadman Press, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board. Carter admits, “They print all the Southern Baptist literature, and I had some influence with them as a member of the Baptists’ Brotherhood Commission.” During the North Carolina primary, Carter had his sister, Baptist evangelist Ruth Carter Stapleton, write a letter “to her extensive network of religious friends and contacts around the country” in which she declared:

“My reason for writing you is to acquaint you with an important facet of Jimmy, one that couldn’t possibly be pursued with any depth by the press and television, and that is his quality of deep personal commitment to Jesus Christ and his will to serve Him in whatever capacity he finds himself…please pray for Jimmy. And if you share my feelings that he is the best candidate, I urge you to actively support him.”

After finding that people responded positively to the term “Born Again,” Carter wore his religion on his sleeve as he persuaded evangelicals to enthusiastically support his campaign. Pat Robertson, Tim LaHaye, and the vast majority of “fundamentalists” whom Carter would later deride, campaigned tirelessly for him in 1976. Carter actually won the Southern Baptist vote in the presidential elections of both 1976 and 1980.

After his 1976 election as President, Carter slashed defense spending by $6 billion (in 2003 dollars) during the first two years of his administration, canceling the B-1 bomber and decimating the U.S. fleet.

Carter would later boast that, as president, he set about “convincing the Soviets of our ability and resolve to respond.” But as political analyst Ben Johnson puts it, “Unfortunately, his response was naïvete and unilateral surrender.” Carter failed to consult either the Pentagon or the Kremlin before removing U.S. missiles from South Korea within hours of his inauguration, a move that Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev interpreted as weakness rather than conciliation. In 1979, Brezhnev refused to remove Soviet submarines and aircraft from Cuba.

Also during his presidency, Carter offered to remove all U.S. troops from South Korea.

Carter’s “positive inducements” and warnings about America’s “inordinate fear of Communism” led the Soviets and Cubans to believe the Third World was fair game. Though Carter would later praise himself for “establishing diplomatic relations” with Cuba in 1977, that policy consisted of standing by as Castro kept Cuban soldiers fighting in Angola and sent 16,000 more to Ethiopia.

Carter cut off aid to El Salvador, which was fighting a Communist insurgency, but gave more than $90 million in aid to the Marxist Nicaraguan Sandinistas. He soon halted diplomatic recognition of U.S. allies in Taiwan and recognized Beijing in their place. Though he declared that “human rights is the soul of our foreign policy,” he showered accolades upon Tito, Ceausescu, Ortega, and Kim il-Sung (the last, after his presidency).

Meanwhile, Carter’s brother Billy tried to open trade relations with Libya in 1978 after depositing a generous $220,000 “loan” from Mu'ammar Qadhafi. Billy Carter registered as an agent of a foreign government two years later.

On September 7, 1977, President Carter signed the Panama Canal Treaty, which pledged to relinquish control of this vital strategic checkpoint to Panama by the year 2000. But in 1997, President Bill Clinton awarded a 25- to 50-year contract to Hutchinson Whampoa Ltd., a Hong Kong-based shipping firm with ties to Communist China's government and its People's Liberation Army. The contract authorized Hutchinson to control the two major ports on the Panama Canal's Atlantic and Pacific entrances.

Noting the ominous implications of this, Richard Poe observed, "China can now strike U.S. targets easily from their bases in PanamaVancouver and the Bahamas."

President Carter’s CIA chief Stansfield Turner gutted the Central Intelligence Agency in the late 1970s, cutting 820 human intelligence positions. Without assets of its own, the CIA had to rely heavily on the intelligence agencies of foreign governments. This had enormous repercussions on American national security.

For example, on New Year’s Eve 1977, Carter toasted the Shah’s Iran as “an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world … [due] to the respect, admiration and love which your people give to you.” Eight months later, the CIA issued the report Iran in the 1980s, in which Carter’s intelligence experts surmised, “Iran is not in a revolutionary or even a ‘prerevolutionary’ situation.” As tensions mounted, Carter withdrew U.S. support from the Shah, turning Iran into a beacon of hope for jihadists around the world. Before admitting the exiled Shah to America, Carter accepted Iranian guarantees that the U.S. embassy in Tehran could be kept secure -- one of the costliest miscalculations in the history of American foreign policy. As the subsequent 14-month-long hostage crisis dragged on, Carter ultimately agreed to pay a ransom of $8 billion (of which Iran netted $3 billion), although Ronald Reagan’s toughness and resolution was the decisive factor in ending the crisis.

Carter’s presidency was the lowest point of American prestige in modern history. The missteps he made during those critical years continue to threaten the United States and the West.

Without Carter’s policies, the Iran-Iraq war would not have raged for nearly a decade; the United States would not have had to form an unsavory alliance of convenience with Saddam Hussein, in order to hem in the mullahs of Iran; Hezbollah would not have received $100-$200 million per year from Tehran’s coffers; al-Qaeda would not have received training in Iran in 1992; and Iran’s nuclear ambitions, if they existed, would have been of no consequence to the West.

According to Steven Hayward (of the American Enterprise Institute and the Pacific Research Institute), Carter's worldview is consistent with what Malcom Muggeridge called "the great liberal death wish."  Said Hayward:

"I recently reread James Burnham's classic 1964 book, Suicide of the West, and it reads like a perfect description of the Carter ... worldview that holds our own national interests in great suspicion and sympathizes with our enemies out of guilt. Burnham wrote the following: 'If he [the liberal] thinks that his country's weapons or strategy menace peace, then Peace, he feels, [and] not his country's military plans, should take precedence.' This certainly explains ... Carter's own policy about arms during his Presidency."

On the domestic front, Carter ran annual deficits more than twelve times larger than those of his predecessor, Richard Nixon, increasing the federal debt by 42 percent -- more than any previous president who had not fought a world war. Had Carter's full agenda been implemented (he proposed a national health insurance plan in 1979), that figure would have been higher yet.

Average gas prices more than doubled during Carter’s presidency, reaching $1.25 a gallon by election day 1980. Carter’s price controls led to gas lines, shortages, and rationing of fuel. Prices continued to rise until Reagan abolished price controls by executive order. Rather than stand up to OPEC during the 1979 gas crisis, Carter cracked down on the U.S. auto industry and blamed the American people for their “crisis of confidence” in his leadership.

By 1980, interest rates in the U.S. stood at 21 percent, inflation at 13.5 percent, unemployment at 7 percent, and the “misery index” (a term coined by Carter during the 1976 presidential campaign) at 20.5 percent.

During his 1980 re-election bid, Carter told American voters, “I'll be a better president in the next four years.” The New Republic (which endorsed John Anderson that year) editorialized:

“He [Carter] has made our society less prosperous without making it more generous. He has made this country less respected and feared abroad without making it more loved.”

In his quest to win re-election, Carter dispatched Armand Hammer to negotiate for Soviet interference in his race against Ronald Reagan. (Hammer told Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin, “Carter won't forget that service if he is elected.”)

Carter lost the 1980 election to a Ronald Reagan landslide; the electoral vote margin was 489 to 49.

Steven Hayward was asked, "Let us suppose that you were invited to a political history conference in which the top scholars were asked to rate Carter as a President on a scale of 1-10 (10 being a superb President, 0 being an absolute disaster) and then to give a short verdict on his Presidency and legacy, what would you say?" Hayward replied:

"He would get a zero. He has already been identified as such. Nathan Miller, author of The Star-Spangled Men: America's Ten Worst Presidents, ranks Carter number one among the worst. Miller wrote that 'Electing Jimmy Carter President was as close as the American people have ever come to picking a name out of the phone book and giving him the job.' I concur. Everyone old enough recalls the high inflation under Carter, and his foreign record was just as bad. Henry Kissinger summarized it this way: 'The Carter administration has managed the extraordinary feat of having, at one and the same time, the worst relations with our allies, the worst relations with our adversaries, and the most serious upheavals in the developing world since the end of the Second World War.'"

In 1982 Jimmy Carter and his wife, in partnership with Emory University, established the Carter Center to fight for “human rights and the alleviation of human suffering,” and “to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.” The Carter Center has been a longtime recipient of funding by Arab donors whose philanthropy is encouraged by Mr. Carter’s consistently pro-Arab, anti-Israel perspectives regarding the Mideast conflict. There are no corresponding contributions to the Carter Center from Israeli sources.

It has long been an unwritten rule for former presidents not to criticize the incumbent officeholder, especially on foreign policy. As of mid-2009, Only Jimmy Carter, Herbert Hoover, and Bill Clinton had broken that law during the previous 100 years. And no former president had actively sabotaged the foreign policy of a sitting president before Jimmy Carter.

Carter began meddling in his successors’ affairs in 1984 by again suggesting that Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin interfere in a U.S. presidential election, this time on behalf of Democrat Walter Mondale. During his meeting with Dobrynin, Carter complained: “[T]here would not be a single agreement on arms control, especially on nuclear arms, as long as Reagan remained in power.” Carter and other Democrats – most notably Ted Kennedy – maintained relations with the Soviets out of concern that Reagan, and not the Soviet leadership, was dangerously extreme.

Before Operation Desert Storm was launched in January 1991, Carter wrote a letter to the United Nations' Security Council members, asking them to oppose the impending war. Five days before military operations were to commence, Carter again wrote to Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt: “I urge you to call publicly for a delay in the use of force while Arab leaders seek a peaceful solution to the crisis.”

It was during the Clinton administration that Carter’s personal diplomacy initiatives reached their zenith. Carter writes that in 1994, when North Korea began threatening to build nuclear weapons, he embarked on negotiations “with the approval of President Bill Clinton”; and indeed Clinton did allow Carter to visit, after Vice President Al Gore pushed for the trip. But while Clinton was trying to convince the North Korean government in Pyongyang that all options (including a U.S. military response) were on the table, Carter “unilaterally” promised that not even economic sanctions would be imposed. When asked about this discrepancy, President Clinton told reporters, “None of us have talked directly with President Carter. We don’t know what he said.” Carter’s behavior in North Korea led a Clinton administration Cabinet member to call him a “treasonous prick.”

During his 1994 trip to North Korea, Carter bolstered the image of the Stalinist enclave, saying that (contrary to widespread reports of mass starvation) he did not see any evidence of hunger, and remarking that the well-stocked groceries of Pyongyang reminded him of the “Wal-Mart in Americus, Georgia.” Soon, Carter worked out an agreement to give Pyongyang 500,000 metric tons of oil, many tons of grain, and a light-water nuclear reactor; meanwhile, he pressed the Clinton administration to consent to a weaker agreement yet. The unverifiable deal that Carter designed eventually allowed North Korea to develop, undetected, as many as half-a-dozen nuclear weapons.

Despite his previous betrayal, President Clinton sent Carter to Haiti in September 1995 to try to restore the Marxist Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power. Carter's assignment was to tell Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras that an invasion would follow imminently if he did not step down. But Carter instead legitimized Cedras, allowed him to stay past the deadline, and then offered his own policy views on CNN – all before reporting to the White House. When Clinton finally launched “Operation Restore Freedom,” Carter said he was “distressed.” (The move worked; Cedras resigned, though Aristide proved no better than his predecessors.)

Carter has hobnobbed with murderous tyrants throughout his post-presidency. In 1990, for instance, he offered counsel to Yasser Arafat regarding a speech that the latter was slated to deliver before the United Nations Security Council. To maximize the international appeal of the PLO, Carter advised Arafat to present Palestinians as blameless victims of Israeli oppression:

"The objective of the speech should be to secure maximum sympathy and support of other world leaders, especially including Americans and Israelis. The Likud leaders are now on the defensive, and must not be given any excuse for continuing their present abusive policies…[You should refer to various reports of Israeli cruelty in the West Bank and Gaza.] Then ask: 'What would you do, if these were your children and grandchildren? As the Palestinian leader, I share the responsibility for them. Our response has been to urge peace talks, but the Israeli leaders have refused, and our children continue to suffer. Our people, who face Israeli bullets, have no weapons: only a few stones remaining when our homes are destroyed by Israeli bulldozers….' The thrust of the speech should be to bring, not only the world’s political ... leaders, but every parent and grandparent, into a realization of the excessively patient suffering of the Palestinians."

In 2002 Carter visited Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Opposing the American embargo of Cuba, Carter extolled “the benefits of Cuba’s superior services in education and health.” At this time, then-Undersecretary of State John Bolton stated that Castro was developing some form of biological weapons research -- an allegation dating back to the Clinton administration. From overseas, Carter called Bolton a liar and reported that he (Carter) had seen no evidence of such programs during his tour. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice quickly responded, “That’s not how biotech weapons work. And they’re actually very easy to conceal.”

In 2004 Carter certified the dubious election of pro-Castro strongman Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

Carter’s crusade to embrace tyrants around the world garnered him a 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded on political grounds, as Carter publicly opposed Operation Iraqi Freedom (America's impending invasion of Iraq). Ever since the end of his presidency, Carter had aggressively pursued the Prize, quietly lobbying behind the scenes for what he saw as a means of gaining official redemption for his 1980 humiliation at the hands of American voters. Gunnar Berge, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee, said Carter's honor “should be interpreted as a criticism of the line that the current [Bush] administration has taken.”

Any other ex-President would have refused to be a part of such an obvious anti-American intrigue, but not Carter, who viewed himself much more as a citizen of the world than as a citizen of the United States. Carter was most popular overseas in those nations that hated America the most, such as Syria, where throngs of people lined the streets cheering him when he visited. Moreover, Carter was happy to administer his criticism in a speech pointedly condemning U.S. policy on Iraq.

After receiving the Nobel Prize, Carter only escalated his criticisms of the United States. In a 2004 Hardball television interview, he told newsman Chris Matthews (Carter's former speechwriter) that Operation Iraqi Freedom was akin to the American Revolution because “in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war.”

In 2005 Carter launched a book tour for his new bestseller, Our Endangered Values, wherein he sought to convince the American people that George W. Bush was leading the nation over the precipice; Carter also smeared the Southern Christians he once had courted. Throughout the book, Carter channeled his hatred of non-leftists, secular and religious, into a glut of slanders – charging his opponents with, among other things, countenancing female circumcision, defending the murder of federal judges, torturing innocent Muslims, and forcing North Korea to manufacture nuclear weapons. Our Endangered Values drips with Carter’s self-congratulation for his enlightened racial views, and with clear intimations that his opponents are bigots.

In May 2006 Carter penned an article for the International Herald Tribune, in which he condemned the United States for being "the driving force behind an apparently effective scheme of depriving the [Palestinian] general public of income, access to the outside world and the necessities of life." At issue was the U.S. government's decision, in the wake of Hamas's electoral victory earlier in the year, to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority that Hamas now dominated. "Innocent Palestinian people are being treated like animals," wrote Carter, "with the presumption that they are guilty of some crime."  He depicted Hamas (which steadfastly refused to recognize Israel's existence and had sworn itself to destroying the Jewish state) as an organization that was open to the possibility of forging a lasting peace with Israel.

Indeed, Carter has been one of the leading public figures promoting official recognition of Hamas. On one occasion he traveled to Damascus to meet with a number of terrorist leaders, including Khaled Mash'al, the exiled Hamas leader.

In December 2006 Kenneth Stein, a professor of Israeli Studies at Emory University and the first Executive Director of the Carter Center, stepped down from his position at the Center and issued a resignation letter in which he described Jimmy Carter as an incompetent, a liar, and a fraud. Stein said that Carter’s 2006 book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, whose title Stein classified as “too inflammatory to even print,” was “replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.” More troubling than Carter’s attacks on Israel, Stein noted, were his outright misrepresentations. In particular, Stein called attention to “meetings where I was the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show little similarity to points claimed in the book.”

On January 11, 2007, fourteen members of the Carter Center’s 200-person Board of Councilors, responsible for building public support for the Center, also resigned to protest Mr. Carter's anti-Israel screed. “You have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side...” they wrote in their letter of resignation. "It seems that you have turned to a world of advocacy, including even malicious advocacy.... We can no longer endorse your strident and uncompromising position. This is not the Carter Center or Jimmy Carter we came to respect and support." Atlanta real estate developer Steve Berman, who was among those who resigned, said that he and his fellow board members had “watched with great dismay” as Carter defended the book, especially as the former President implied that Americans were reluctant to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict because they feared a powerful Jewish lobby.

In September 2009, Carter depicted as racists those critics who opposed President Barack Obama’s efforts to institute a system of government-run, socialized medicine for all Americans. Asserting that many disagreements with Obama were “based on the fact that he is a black man,” Carter said:

“I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of a belief among many white people not just in the South but around the country … that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It’s an abominable circumstance and grieves me and concerns me very deeply.”

"There is an inherent feeling among many in this country," Carter added, "that an African-American should not be president."

In the early spring of 2011, Carter visited Cuba at the invitation of Raul and Fidel Castro. “We greeted each other as old friends,” Carter subsequently reported. Fidel Castro expressed his “respect and esteem” for Carter, while Raul Castro referred to Carter as “the best of all U.S. Presidents.” During his stay in Cuba, Carter took time to visit the families of “The Cuban Five,” five individuals convicted in 2001 by a U.S. jury for their participation in a brutal Castro spy ring and now serving time in American prisons. “I had the opportunity to meet the families of the five Cuban patriots,” said Carter during an interview with Cuban media, “with their wives and with their mothers.... I'm well aware of the shortcomings of the U.S. judicial system but hope that President Obama will grant their pardon. He knows my opinion on this matter, that the trial of the Cuban Five was very dubious, that many norms were violated.”

When Venezuela's socialist, anti-American president Hugo Chavez died in March 2013, Carter eulogized him as a man with a strong "commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen," and as a leader whose "positive legacies" included "especially the gains made for the poor and vulnerable."

In June 2013, Carter, along with the Charity & Security Network, sent a petition to Secretary of State John Kerry, asking that peace groups be exempted from federal laws making it a crime to offer training in negotiation and humanitarian law to terrorists. Said the petition: "The Secretary of State can, and should, exempt peace-building activities from this counterproductive application of the law. Doing so would open the door for professional peace-builders to fully engage in helping to end armed conflicts and suffering around the world, while making the United States safer." (The Charity and Security Network claimed that its previous attempts to work with the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hamas in the Palestinian territories, and guerrilla fighters in Colombia had all been hampered by federal restrictions.)


Much of this profile is adapted from the article "A Failed Former President," written by Ben Johnson and published by FrontPage Magazine on November 18, 2005.

 

 

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