We live in an age of seismic changes affecting every part of the globe. It is an age that calls for renewed efforts to understand these changes and to re-create a global economic and security commons. The United States must regain the capability and willingness to take the lead in this effort, honoring the legacy of our Founding Fathers and ensuring the future strength and security of our nation.
Issues on My Mind contains some of George Shultz’s most compelling analyses on the topics of governance, the economy, energy, drugs, diplomacy, and nuclear security. In this how-to guide, Shultz charts a path to a better future for the United States and the rest of the world. He offers his views on how we can repair the essential process of governance. He explains how to put our fiscal house in order so that we can once again enjoy a vibrant economy. He discusses new ways to handle the problems associated with addictive drugs. He identifies proven ideas for effective diplomacy and reveals how we can get better control of nuclear weapons and take the necessary steps to achieve their eventual elimination.
Ultimately, says Shultz, the reemergence of the United States as a strong, respected player on the world scene is the key to a more secure world. Now is the time to take a leading role in the creation of a new global and security commons that will benefit the United States and countries around the world. The need is clear, the path is well marked, and the stakes are monumental. We must maintain a sense of urgency as we take the bold actions required to secure our future.