President Jimmy Carter, our 39th president, has set a high bar for post-presidential accomplishments: He’s written more than 24 books, been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and continues to work to solve problems around the world. In recent years, he says he’s "become convinced that the most serious and unaddressed worldwide challenge is the deprivation and abuse of women and girls." It's a problem that he says is connected to the misinterpretation of selected religious texts and a general acceptance of violence and warfare. Join Diane for a conversation with President Jimmy Carter on his call to action for women and girls.Imagine how much better a world we would be living in had Carter's vision prevailed rather than Reagan's.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A Good Man
With so much horrible stuff going on in our country (not to mention the wider world), it's easy to forget about the bright lights, the forces for good, the people who seem to embody our common humanity and who just don't give up working to make our world a better place. I can't think of anyone who fits that description better than Jimmy Carter. I caught a bit of his interview today with Diane Rehm, and thought the whole thing would be worth sharing: