March 02, 2006

The Fate Of The Thoughtful

Watching Jimmy Carter recently on PBS's "Now": was there ever a better person in the Whitehouse? Can you imagine W. spending the rest of his life doing real charity work -- out of the limelight? It's difficult to get Americans here to understand just how much safer the world felt to UnAmericans like me when Carter was in the Whitehouse, how much less a beligerent bully the US seemed. His seems the obscure fate of the thoughtful...

(Jimmy Carter's three attributes of Fundamentalism: "rigidity, domination, and exclusion", from an old Grauniad Weekly review of one of his books).


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