Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future

Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future

Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future

Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future

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Overview

Former Nixon and Reagan cabinet member George Shultz offers his views on how to govern more effectively, get our economy back on track, take advantage of new opportunities in the energy field, combat the use of addictive drugs, apply a strategic overview to diplomacy, and identify necessary steps to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. If we can successfully handle each of these issues, Shultz explains, we in the United States and people in the rest of the world will have the prospect of a better future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817916244
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: Hoover Institution Press Publications
Edition description: 1
Pages: 430
Sales rank: 541,624
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and has had a distinguished career in government, in academia, and in business. He lives in San Francisco. Henry A. Kissinger served as the 56h Secretary of State and is a former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. He is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Medal of Liberty. He divides his time between Kent, Connecticut and New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword Henry A. Kissinger xi

Acknowledgments xv

1 Our Challenges

The world is awash in change 1

2 Better Governance

What's wrong with governance today and how can we fix this essential process? 9

3 Return to a Vibrant Economy

Our economy has lost its drive. The reasons-and the solutions-are clear. Here's how we can have a vibrant economy once again. 27

4 A Better Energy Future

How can we take advantage of new opportunities? 45

5 Drugs: The War with No Winner

Forty years of the failed war on drugs should be enough to stimulate debate on alternative approaches to this serious problem. 53

6 Effective Diplomacy Applied to Issues of Foreign Policy

Proven ideas for effective diplomacy should be applied with a strategic overview that gives direction to the tactics of the day. 63

7 Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons

We must get better control of nuclear weapons and identify the steps needed to achieve the goal of their eventual elimination. 87

8 Final Reflections 101

Epilogue 107

Comments by Helmut Schmidt 2012 Henry A. Kissinger Award Ceremony, Berlin, Germany, May 24, 2012 108

Comments by Henry A. Kissinger 2012 Henry A. Kissinger Award Ceremony, Berlin, Germany May 24, 2012 112

Remarks by President Reagan George P. Shultz, Mike Mansfield Medal of Freedom Award Ceremony, Washington, DC, January 19, 1989 117

Tribute to Ronald Reagan George P. Shultz, June 9, 2004 123

Appendix

1 Our Challenges

"Representation: A Lesson from My Days with Nixon" George P. Shultz, Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993 129

2 Better Governance

"The Constitution Doesn't Mention Czars" George P. Shultz, The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2011 139

"The Shape, Scope, and Consequences of the Age of Information" George P. Shultz, Address before Stanford University Alumni Association's International Conference, Paris, France, March 21, 1986 143

3 Return to a Vibrant Economy

"Prescription for Economic Policy: 'Steady as You Go'" George P. Shultz, Address before the Economic Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 22, 1971 157

"Economic Strategy for the Reagan Administration" A Report to President-elect Ronald Reagan from His Coordinating Committee on Economic Policy, November 16, 1980 166

'"Think Long' to Solve the Crisis" George P. Shultz, The Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2009 176

"Principles for Economic Revival" George P. Shultz Michael J. Boskin John F. Cogan Allan H. Meltzer John B. Taylor, The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2010 179

"Time for a Budget Game-Changer" Gary S. Becker George P. Shultz John B. Taylor, The Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2011 186

"Education Is the Key to a Healthy Economy" George P. Shultz Eric A. Hanushek, The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2012 190

"The Magnitude of the Mess We're In" George P. Shultz Michael J. Boskin John F. Cogan Allan H. Meltzer John B. Taylor, The Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2012 193

4 A Better Energy Future

"How to Gain a Climate Consensus" George P. Shultz, The Washington Post, September 5, 2007 201

"Why We Support a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax" George P. Shultz Gary S. Becker, The Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2013 204

5 Drugs: The War with No Winner

"A Real Debate About Drug Policy" George P. Shultz Paul Volcker, The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2011 209

6 Effective Diplomacy Applied to Issues of Foreign Policy

"US Foreign Policy: Realism and Progress" George P. Shultz, Address before the 37th UN General Assembly, New York, NY, September 30, 1982 213

"America and the Struggle for Freedom" George P. Shultz, Address before the Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, CA, February 22, 1985 226

"The Future of American Foreign Policy: New Realities and New Ways of Thinking" George P. Shultz, Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC, January 31, 1985 241

"Terrorism and the Modern Wotid" George P. Shultz, Address before the Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, NY, October 25, 1984 263

"US-Soviet Relations in the Context of US Foreign Policy" George P. Shultz, Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC, June 15, 1983 278

"'Tear Down This Wall,' Twenty Years Later" George P. Shultz, Address before the American Academy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany, June 5, 2007 299

7 Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons

"Preventing the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons" George P. Shultz, Address before the United Nations Association of the USA, New York, NY, November 1, 1984 309

"Nuclear Weapons, Arms Control, and the Future of Deterrence" George P. Shultz, Address before the International House of Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times Forum at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 17, 1986 321

"A World Free of Nuclear Weapons" George P. Shultz William J. Perry Henry A. Kissinger Sam Nunn, The Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2007 336

"Toward a Nuclear-Free World" George P. Shultz William J. Perry Henry A. Kissinger Sam Nunn, The Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2008 341

"Deterrence in the Age of Nuclear Proliferation" George P. Shultz William J. Perry Henry A. Kissinger Sam Nunn, The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2011 347

"A World Free of Nuclear Weapons, An Idea Whose Time Has Come; Where We Are and Where We Need to Go" George P. Shultz, Address before the Global Zero World Summit, Paris, France, February 2, 2010 352

"Issues and Opportunities in the Nuclear Enterprise" Sidney D. Drell George P. Shultz Steven P. Andreasen, The Nuclear Enterprise: High Consequence Accidents-How to Enhance Safety and Minimize Risks in Nuclear Weapons and Reactors, Hoover Institution Press, 2012 360

"Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Risks" George P. Shultz William J. Perry Henry A. Kissinger Sam Nunn, The Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2013 370

About the Author 375

Index 377

Photo Section after page 126

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