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Jimmy Carter breaks retirement record without celebrating, sadly


It was a special day for former president Jimmy Carter on Saturday: At 11,544 days, he broke the record for the longest-running retirement in presidential history.

It went fairly unnoticed.

There was no ceremony. "It's not something that is on our calendar," said Steven Hochman, director of research for the Carter Center, the human-rights nonprofit Carter and his wife founded in 1982. Hochman allowed that "there's some significance to this milestone," but "we're not celebrating it."

That's depressing.

[The Atlantic]

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