The Peanut Farmer

Now before anyone who loves Carter criticizes me for calling him just “the Peanut Farmer,’ while I called Teddy Roosevelt “The Best Herder of Emperors Since Napoleon,” the reason I did so was to draw attention to the differences in their public image as presidents. While Roosevelt held so much power that satirists took to calling him King Theodore, or Teddysus (an amalgam of Teddy and Odysseus), Jimmy was thought to be incompetent, and was sometimes called the Goober. I, however, over the course of my research, have decided that Jimmy Carter, while not the most effectual legislator as president, deserves to go down in history as a great peacemaker for actions he took while president and afterwards.

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Calculation in the Near East

“Accurate reckoning.  The entrance into the knowledge of all existing things and all obscure secrets.” –Introduction to the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus (as quoted by Victor J. Katz in A History of Mathematics: Brief Version)

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