Time’s weekly Ten Questions interview used to be provided by Time correspondents. Now they’re compiled from readers. This can lead to self-defense-enabling softballs like this one TO Jimmy Carter:
During your presidency, your energy policies were not very popular. Would the country be in better shape if we had adopted the policies you endorsed? —Ronald McGee, Anchorage
Yes, of course. When I was elected, we were importing 9 million bbl. of oil per day. Within just a few years, we ?reduced that to 7 million bbl. per day. Now we’re back up to 13 million bbl. a day.