The peace and prosperity America enjoyed in the postwar years did not arise by chance. They came about through the concerted efforts of individuals, working tirelessly in the service of their countries and overcoming unthinkable obstacles in the process. One of these people was George P. Shultz, who served in government at the highest levels under two administrations and, as Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State, was instrumental in bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end. As new geopolitical threats loom, we spoke with Shultz about what we need to do to secure our future at home and abroad, and why the specter of nuclear war may be raising its head once again.
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George P. Shultz — one of two individuals who have held four different cabinet posts — served as Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State.