A Conversation With George Shultz

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Former U.S. Secretary of State — and Treasury, and Labor — George Shultz has been mixing it up with the great powers of Washington and the world since the Eisenhower administration.

As Ronald Reagan's secretary of state he became a hero to conservatives and more for his role in ending the Cold War. Now, at 87, Shultz is still in the thick of public policy debate — a Republican eminence weighing in on pre-emptive war, nuclear disarmament, health care, social security, and the legacy of George W. Bush.

This hour, On Point: George Shultz on the state of the nation.Guest:

George Shultz served as Secretary of Labor and Secretary of the Treasury in the Nixon administration and as Secretary of State in the Reagan administration, and is now a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution and an Honorary Chair at the Stanford Institution for Economic Policy Research. He is the co-author of the new book, "Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform."

This program aired on April 28, 2008.


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