Thinking about the future
- George P. Shultz.
- Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
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- vi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Hoover Institution Press publication ; 699.
- Shultz, George Pratt, 1920- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Chapter 1: Accountability. A more accountable world? (2001)
- Chapter 2: Trust. The United States and Israel: partners for peace and freedom (1985). What I learned about Israel (2017)
- Chapter 3: A changing world. America can ride the 21st Century's waves of change (2018). Automation: a new dimension to old problems (1955)
- Chapter 4: The drug issue. Gary Becker and the War on Drugs (2011). The failed War on Drugs (2018)
- Chapter 5: Force and strength. The ethics of power (1984). Discerning strength from force (2017). Power and diplomacy (1984)
- Chapter 6: Practicing theories of governance. The new federalism (1970). Prescription for economic policy: steady as you go (1971)
- Chapter 7: America in the world. Resources are needed for effective foreign policy (1987). Proposed refugee admissions for FY 1989 (1988)
- Chapter 8: A balanced approach to climate change. A Reagan approach to climate change (2015). A conservative answer to climate change (2017)
- Chapter 9: Nuclear security, past and future. US-Soviet relations in the context of US foreign policy (1983). A world free of nuclear weapons (2007). Deterrence in the age of nuclear proliferation (2011). Lenten nukes, by the Rt. Rev. William E. Swing (2018)
- About the author
In a rich and varied career, George P. Shultz has aided presidents, confronted national and international crises, and argued passionately that the United States has a vital stake in promoting democratic values and institutions. In speeches, articles, congressional testimony, and conversations with world leaders, he has helped shape policy and public opinion on topics ranging from technology and terrorism to drugs and climate change. The result is a body of work that has influenced the decisions of nations and leaders, as well as the lives of ordinary people. In Thinking About the Future, Shultz has collected and revisited key writings, applying his past thinking to America's most pressing contemporary problems. Each chapter includes new commentary from the author, providing context, color, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of how decisions are made in the halls of power. In the more than half a century since Shultz entered public life, the world has changed dramatically. But he remains guided by the belief that ""you can learn about the future-or at least relate to it-by studying the past and identifying principles that have continuing application to our lives and our world.
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