Blurring the line between church and state threatens civil liberties and privacy, says former President Jimmy Carter. That's the case he makes in his new book, Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis, which draws on Carter's experiences as a president and a Christian.
Carter was the 39th president of the United States. In addition to his work to help ensure the fairness of elections around the world, he founded the Carter Center, a conflict resolution organization. In 2002, Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end violence and spread human rights.
Jimmy Carter is giving plenty of interviews this week as a means of promoting his new book. I've already seen the meme on here about the USA Today article, but I thought I'd post this as well. In my often-not-so-humble opinion, I think that Terry Gross is one of the best interviewers in the business. This could easily be because she has one of the best forums for such - an adequate amount of airtime. There are two audio clips from this site - both Terry Gross' interview and Steve Inskeep's (from Morning Edition). Both are NPR shows.