The site for the non-profit organization Carter and his wife founded is a great learning tool in all types of ways. We particularly like that the campaigns they are waging against diseases and for peace not only talk about the program but the root causes. You learn as much about the issue being fought as in the way it's being combatted.
In 1976, Carter campaigned as a born-again Christian, but his most widely-quoted, biblically-toned remarks were those he uttered to a Playboy journalist after he thought the tape recorder had been turned off. If the New Testament's pivotal Sermon on the Mount is true, the journalist prompted him, did that mean that even Jimmy Carter had lusted after women other than his wife in his heart? As Carter recounts in his memoir, Living Faith, he responded candidly, not cannily, and as a result his lead in the election suffered.