A singular political life ground into bite-sized chunks
Memoir: A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety. By Jimmy Carter. Simon & Schuster, €26.60.
In the three and a half decades since he was walloped by Ronald Reagan in the 1980 US presidential election, losing 44 of the 50 states in an embarrassingly one-sided rout, Jimmy Carter has seen American political discourse slide so far to the right that his own modestly social-democratic positions now make him look like a Bolshevik in comparison. His single term in office, which was effectively wrecked by Opec’s decision to push up the...
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