Essential Estrogen: Carter at Carver
Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen
... the most compelling thing was the crowd's reaction to the protestors who passed out literature outside the venues. While I watched -- and I did make a point of observing outside of Carver before the main public show -- there were no incidents between those going inside to hear the lecture and those outside passing literature. ... At the end of the night, however, the book summary provided by Carter -- and that's really all his rehearsed remarks amounted to -- was not what people discussed on the way out of Carver Hawkeye Arena. The substance of the night for many, it seems, came as a part of the question and answer session. "The United States government should raise high the banner of human rights instead of being branded as the perpetrator of Abu Ghraib prison," said Carter in one of his more direct blows to the Bush administration. From faith-based initiatives to energy independence to Katrina to current racial tensions to the lack of military service within the ranks of the current administration, Carter left few sore spots untouched.
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