Quotation by Jimmy Carter

One alone in a Chinese square
confronted tanks, while others fled.
He stood for freedom for us all,
but few care now if he's jailed or dead.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. "Hollow Eyes, Bellies, Hearts," in Always a Reckoning and Other Poems, p. 78, New York: Times Books (1995).

an earlier version of the poem appears in the Emory Law Journal, vol. 40, no. 3, Summer 1991, p. 730.
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