TITLE

Carter in Action

AUTHOR(S)
Von Dreele, W.H.
PUB. DATE
February 1977
SOURCE
National Review;2/18/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p193
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses U.S. President Jimmy Carter's activities and plans for the United States. It is reported that Carter's campaign pledge of pardon for Vietnam draft evaders arose out of specific and pressing political requirements. To win the nomination, Carter defeated the principal candidates of the Democratic Left. The Vietnam pardon acted as device to reconcile this defeated but troublesome group to an unwelcome candidacy. Carter attempted to limit the moral significance of the pardon, stressing merely a desire to wipe the slate clean, but, it is claimed that, pardon is and will be understood to be part of the debate about the war itself.
ACCESSION #
6071095

 

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