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March 6, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Mattson Talks about Carter’s ‘Malaise’ Speech on Truth, Politics and Power

Kevin Mattson

Kevin Mattson

Dr. Kevin Mattson, the Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University, was on the podcast Truth, Politics and Power, hosted by Neal Conan, former host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation.

They discussed the changing geopolitics of oil and what that means for politicians and especially President Trump. Mattson talked specifically about Jimmy Carter and the “malaise” speech, and that moment in time. Among Mattson’s areas of expertise are crisis situations and the presidency, perception of government, political history and campaigns, and President Jimmy Carter.

Listen to Episode 49: The boom in oil and gas production in the U.S. has profound effects on the economy and foreign policy – the technology that created the boom, fracking, has industrialized and polluted many communities. In a “Politics of Oil” edition of Truth, Politics and Power, host Neal Conan asks about the trade-offs in the oil and gas glut, about how it changes politics around the world and whether it will delay any transition to clean sources of energy, and thus accelerate the catastrophe of climate change. Also, a conversation about the energy crisis of the 1970s and President Jimmy Carter’s “malaise” speech.

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