Jimmy Carter: A Liberal Idealist Introduction Having grown up in the deep south of rural Georgia, his lineage from agricultural farm slave owners, an anti-feminist segregationist Baptist father who “was a real conservative, an ultraconservative” (Morris 35) who opposed welfare, served in the military, a devout born-again Christian himself, one might expect the result to be a conservative, perhaps very conservative man resistant to progressive issues like integration, women’s rights and social welfare programs. To the contrary, Jimmy Carter, while perhaps seen as conservative within the Democratic party, holds progressive liberal values and acts on these in his personal and political life. The Re-Emergence of Faith in Politics Part of the...The end:
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