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Jimmy Carter: Americas best ex-president?Only if youre not bothered by the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism (which started on his watch), the shamefaced foreign policy of Bill Clinton and John Kerry (ditto), and think thatMoreJimmy Carter: Americas best ex-president?Only if youre not bothered by the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism (which started on his watch), the shamefaced foreign policy of Bill Clinton and John Kerry (ditto), and think that ex-presidents should travel the world coddling dictators and bad-mouthing America à la Jesse Jackson. Jimmy Carter has been given a free ride from the liberal media, liberal historians, and even the American people, who excuse his political delinquencies and disasters on the grounds that he is a good man.But as bank robber Willie Sutton said of Carter: Ive never seen a bigger confidence man in my life, and Ive been around some of the best in the business. Its time to set the record straight. Finally, an honest historian—Steven F. Hayward, author of The Age of Reagan—demolishes the myth of Saint Jimmy and exposes how he created todays leftist Democratic party of John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.Jimmy Carters laundry list of failures arent just accidents of history: Theyre rooted in Carters deeply flawed character and ideology—a smugly pious arrogance matched with a profound distrust of America.The Real Jimmy Carter reveals:Carter as meddling ex-president: Why a Time magazine columnist wrote that some of Carters Lone Ranger work has taken him dangerously close to the neighborhood of what we used to call treasonHow Carter befriended North Korea during the Clinton administration, appeasing the communist regime and giving it cover for its nuclear weapons programHow Carter made direct contacts with Soviet officials to try to subvert President Reagans anti-communist policiesThe shocking extent of Carters clandestine efforts to sabotage the first Gulf War in 1990 and how he used Gulf War II to publicly question the Christian faith of Americas commander in chiefHow Carter befriended Yasir Arafat-making himself an enemy of IsraelCarter as politician: a vicious campaigner-and even race-baiterThe Carter White House during the disasters of the Sandinista takeover of Nicaragua, the energy crisis and stagflation, the Iranian revolution and hostage crisis, and the invasion of AfghanistanHow Carter, the failed president, remade himself as Carter the humanitarian and freelance foreign policy critic of AmericaHow a Nobel official inadvertently revealed that Carters Nobel Prize was actually meant as a slap at AmericaThe Real Jimmy Carter is a shocker, showing why the peanut president should never have left his farm.