I just had to stop reading after about half of President Carter’s self-defense. Having him recount with whom he met and how often and how they subsequently passed along his instructions to others, etc., brought back bad memories. He always missed the forest for the trees. While tree-focus can be quite appropriate and laudable in a Navy nuclear engineer, who he was, it doesn’t generally serve President’s very well and certainly didn’t in his case. I’ve never forgotten something I read in (I think) Newsweek at the time. I almost hope it is apocryphal, but he was reported to personally approve the daily White House tennis court schedule. That would help explain his tetchy response 30 years after leaving office.
Did you choose the title of the article “The Carter Syndrome”?
“I’ll make it up to you when I write a book”?!? That’s your answer?