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by Kevin Mattson

Author: Kevin Mattson
Subcategory: Industries
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition (August 3, 2010)
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Perfomance
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Jimmy Carter, America’s ‘Malaise,’ and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country, Kevin . Mr. Carter’s political problems in July 1979 are easy to chart

Jimmy Carter, America’s ‘Malaise,’ and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country, Kevin Mattson, a professor of history at Ohio University, lays out the events of that summer like a big, rolling banquet. This isn’t a high-end meal - Mr. Mattson’s prose would not warrant even one star on Michelin’s scale - but it is surprisingly tasty, if only because the historical ingredients are fascinating and first-rate. Carter’s political problems in July 1979 are easy to chart.

Jimmy Carter, America’s Malaise, and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country.

In 1979, in an effort to right our national malaise, Jimmy Carter delivered a speech that risked his reputation and the .

In 1979, in an effort to right our national malaise, Jimmy Carter delivered a speech that risked his reputation and the future of the Democratic Party, changing the course of American politics for the next 25 years. At a critical moment in Jimmy Carters presidency, he gave a speech that should have changed the country. Instead it led to his downfall and ushered in the rise of the conservative movement in America. In What the Heck Are You Up to, Mr. President?

In the book, Mattson quotes a former Carter speechwriter, James Fallows . So I expected to like Kevin Mattson's new book about Carter's famous "crisis of confidence" speech.

In the book, Mattson quotes a former Carter speechwriter, James Fallows, who wrote that "I came to think that Carter believes fifty things, but no one thing. To steal that phrase and rework it, I came to think that Mattson's book tried to focus on fifty things, but no one thing. What Jimmy Carter said in 1979 would completely fit this country's mood today. The United States, at that time and presently, faced a perfect storm of American imperfection: self-obsession, greed, materialism, divisive politics, a lack of faith in politicians and government, and, yes, malaise.

Includes bibliographical references (p. -251 and index

Includes bibliographical references (p. -251 and index. What the heck are you up to, Mr. President?" -. - Diagnosing the nation's heart of glass (April 1979) - Making friends and enemies in a time of crisis (May 1979) - "The worst of times" (June 1979) - "One of my best" (July 1979) - The speech becomes a "turning point" to the end (July 1979 to January 1981) - Epilogue : In dreams there begin no responsibilities.

Kevin Mattson revisits Jimmy Carter's speech delivered to a national audience on July 15, 1979. Those dreadfully long gas lines, closed stations and the alarming reactions of people to that situation of 1979 will inevitably occur again. That address came to be known as the ‘malaise’ speech, though Carter never used the word. The President did mention ‘paralysis and stagnation and drift,’ but he also spoke of ‘strength’ and ‘a rebirth of the American spirit. There was no plan then and there still is no real preparation for such an event still.

Kevin Mattson gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the weeks leading up to the speech, a period of. .

The administration, wracked by its own crises, was in constant turmoil and conflict. At a critical moment in Jimmy Carter's presidency, he gave a speech that should have changed the country, instead it led to his downfall and ushered in the rise of the Conservative movement in America.

President Jimmy Carter was scheduled to address the nation about its problems on July 5, 1979. But he canceled the speech on the day before and sequestered himself at Camp David for 10 mysterious days, communing with Americans from different walks of life in a "domestic summit" that culminated in his famous "malaise" speech. In "What the Heck Are You Up to Mr. President?" Jimmy Carter, America's "Malaise," and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country, Ohio University historian Kevin Mattson argues the speech is misremembered.

Jimmy Carter, America’s malaise, and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country, Jimmy Carter had grown increasingly convinced that Americans had to face up to the energy crisis, but they only could do this if they faced up to the crisis in their own values. He tried to push the energy crisis on to a kind of moral and civic plane, and the speech was used to unify around a sense of civic sacrifice. To solve the energy crisis, Carter looked to deregulate the price of domestic oil adding a windfall profits tax, and creating synthetic fuels. In less than a year later, Congress passed.

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At a critical moment in Jimmy Carter's presidency, when morale was low and his ratings were even lower, Carter gave a speech that should have changed the country―instead, it led to his downfall. Kevin Mattson takes us behind the scenes of the Carter White House in the weeks leading up to the fateful speech, and examines the moral crisis that ushered in a new, conservative America.