THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: New Religion for Liberals

THE PRESIDENCY The most important Carter symbolism may turn out to be those mornings in Plains when Jimmy got up early and walked down to the peanut warehouse to look over the books. He kept going back as if there were some poetry in those country ledgers.

There was. They were the recorded history of his most consuming and urgent adult endeavor up until he ran for President. From the profit column Carter got the message that he could go forth to serve the country. The experience is about as old as being a born-again Christian, though perhaps not so lofty....

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