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After eleven days of dialogue and contemplation at the presidential retreat Camp David, President Jimmy Carter addressed the nation on television the evening of July 15, 1979. With unusual candor for an American politician, the president laid out what he called the national “crisis of confidence” that had developed in the midst of energy and economic problems in the years after the Vietnam War. Carter’s address became known as the “malaise” speech, even though he did not use the word. The address would be remembered as another unpopular act of a supposedly failed president, even though the national audience responded positively to it.

Source: Jimmy Carter, Address to the Nation on Energy and National Goals: “The Malaise Speech,” July 15, 1979.

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