Jimmy Carter’s “Malaise Speech” (which didn’t include the word ‘malaise’)…

On the night of July 15, 1979, in the midst of his third year as president, Jimmy Carter gave a televised speech from the White House that is often called his “Malaise Speech.” Malaise is a French word meaning a feeling of uneasiness or discomfort, adopted into English long ago. It definitely fit the timing … Read more

“The Final Solution of the Jewish Problem” (“Endlösung der Judenfrage”)

“The Final Solution” is one of the most chilling phrases associated with Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. It’s a euphemism for genocide. “The Final Solution” was immortalized by a memo sent on July 31, 1941 by Hermann Göring (often spelled Goering in English), head of the Gestapo, to Nazi SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The memo … Read more