Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

US: MT letter to President Carter (energy measures - “national malaise”) [“impressive and courageous”] [released 2010]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 3/1/1 (Personal Message T45B/79T)
Editorial comments: The broadcast became famous as the “national malaise” speech, though in fact it did not contain the words. Aides to the President had briefed the press in advance that he had spoken of ‘malaise’ that weekend at Camp David.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 3pp
Themes: Energy, Foreign policy (USA), MT messages to and from world leaders