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Jimmy Carter the Novelist

After all these years, former president Carter has finally found the appropriate genre for his thoughts and fulminations, fiction. He is writing a novel set in the south during the Revolutionary war.

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Given that just about any armed conflict would fail to meet that the Carter doctrine of a "just war," I wonder if he will somehow skirt the whole issue in his book. Since history still seems inconclusive as to just who fired first on the Lexington Green, I would imagine that his account might dismiss the issue altogether. Settling instead for a contorted conclusion, whereby the whole bloody affair ended with hopes dashed when the founders opted for a philosophy of limited government and private property rights.

Surely, if Carter were honest, the American Revolution should have been modeled of that of Chi and Castro, and the triumph of the benevolent lie.

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