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Revisiting Jimmy Carter’s Truth-Telling Sermon to Americans

by David Swartz 07-17-2018

Image via Commonwealth Club / Flickr

Nearly 40 years ago, on July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter went on national television to share with millions of Americans his diagnosis of a nation in crisis. “All the legislation in the world,” he proclaimed, “can’t fix what’s wrong with America.” He went on to call upon American citizens to reflect on the meaning and purpose of their lives together.

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