Jimmy Carter saw himself as the antithesis to Nixon - he wanted to be the president who would restore morality to American life. An outsider in Washington, he sought to base his policies on human rights rather than on they brute facts of power politics. Yet his presidency saw the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the revolution in Iran. Heavily defeated by Ronald Reagan in 1980, will the Carter presidency go down in history as a failed presidency? For further lectures in the series, please follow this link. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: gresham.ac.uk Twitter: twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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