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Episode 15a - Jimmy Carter and the ‘Malaise’ of the 1970s (Part 1)

Episode 15a - Jimmy Carter and the ‘Malaise’ of the 1970s (Part 1)

‘History’s greatest
monster’ or an underrated and admirable president? 

We’re back and we’re discussing President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
and his times.  Such are the amount of
topics that we need to cover that the podcast will be split into two, with this
month’s release dealing primarily with the domestic issues of late 1970s.

Welcome to a land of self-doubt, oil shocks, and a tanking
economy, where the issues that would define the ‘culture wars’ for the next
four decades were taking shape. 
Presiding over it all is the Democratic President James Earl Carter, a
born-again Christian from Plains, Georgia who has promised to never lie to the
American people.  Was Carter’s presidency
consigned to failure by events beyond his control or was the ‘American moralist’
responsible for his own downfall?  Hopefully,
by the end of the two podcasts [...]