Saturday, 12 September 2015

Jimmy Carter (1)

 Dan O'Sullivan on Jimmy Carter: 

Carter speaks genuinely, using the language of the heart, with humility and without embarrassment, to describe "the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our Nation." The speech is a deeply moving meditation on the destruction of community in America, a spiritual death suffered at the hands of unenlightened self-interest and materialism, a struggle waged in the heart of every citizen. It begins with something anathema to any of the candidates currently running for the presidency this year—a confession of American vulnerability and weakness: "I realize more than ever that as President I need your help."