The Trustee Presidency: Jimmy Carter and the United States Congress.The Trustee Presidency: Jimmy Carter and the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. Congress. Charles 0. Jones. Lnuisiana State University Press, $24.95. One of the most interesting developments at the Democratic convention in Atlanta in July was the focus it gave to Jimmy Carter. Many of the most significant events, formal and informal took place at the Carter Center The Carter Center is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. It is located at 453 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta, Georgia. and Carter Library, impressive facilities on an imposing site. Carter gave a primetime address and appeared at the podium podium
In architecture, a pedestal on a large scale. It may be any of various elements that form the base of a structure, such as the platform forming the floor and substructure of a Classical temple, a low wall supporting columns, or the structurally or decoratively with other dignitaries after Dukakis's acceptance speech.
Clearly, eight years have softened harsh judgments and provided some distance from the pain and immediacy im·me·di·a·cy
n. pl. im·me·di·a·cies
1. The condition or quality of being immediate.
2. Lack of an intervening or mediating agency; directness: the immediacy of live television coverage. of the Carter presidency. Almost inevitably, historians and political scientists, having had time and access to documents and interviews, are beginning to weigh in with more systematic and definitive analyses of the Carter years. We can hope that they will measure up to the standards set by Jones's study of Carter and his relationship with Congress. Relying heavily on a series of in-depth interviews with key personnel in the Carter administration Noun 1. Carter administration - the executive under President Carter
executive - persons who administer the law done by the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, Jones lays out a model of the Carter presidency and systematically explores how it shaped Carter's approach to Congress and Washington.
To Jones, Jimmy Carter saw himself clearly as a "trustee" in the Burkean sense-as one elected to do what is right in his own judgment, in contrast to a "delegate," one elected to represent faithfully the views of others, one whose actions are dominated by politics. Edmund Burke laid out the model 215 years ago, and his words, quoted by Jones, apply unerringly to Carter.
The Trustee Presidency is a balanced and even-handed examination of one key aspect of the Carter presidency, written by one of the best scholars of Congress. Given Jones's long immersion immersion /im·mer·sion/ (i-mer´zhun)
1. the plunging of a body into a liquid.
2. the use of the microscope with the object and object glass both covered with a liquid. in Congress, the book ends up coming out surprisingly sympathetic toward Carter, and even more surprisingly, sympathetic towards Carter's much-maligned congressional liaison, Frank Moore Frank Moore is a name shared by the following individuals:
service reform, energy programs, the Panama Canal Panama Canal, waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic (by way of the Caribbean Sea) and Pacific oceans, built by the United States (1904–14) on territory leased from the republic of Panama. Treaty, government reorganization-suggests that a Trustee Presidency is not entirely ineffective or obsolete. Jones uses rigorous social science but in a compact, readable form. This is a very good book, coming at a very appropriate time.