Mary E. Stuckey


On her book Jimmy Carter,Human Rights,and the National Agenda

Cover Interview of June 28, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The other half of Edward Said’s Orientalism—and of three decades of polemics.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Presidents—even those who were notoriously poor at public communication—can influence the public while they are in office and even long after they have left.”

On the second:

“Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all used similar language—sometimes to very similar ends and sometimes to very different ones.”