Quoted: Randall Balmer on Jimmy Carter’s Legacy


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“Could a presidential candidate make a similar speech today, one that repudiated ‘the powerful and the influential,’ challenged corporate interests and questioned the justice of a criminal system that overwhelmingly punished the poor while ignoring the plutocrats? I suspect not,” says Professor Randall Balmer in a Washington Post opinion piece about former President Jimmy Carter.

Balmer is the John Phillips Professor in Religion.

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