George Schultz Died At The Age Of 100, A Political Giant In The United States And A Key Figure At The Beginning Of The End Of The Cold War

2021-02-08   |   by CusiGO

George Shultz, a foreign minister under Ronald Reagan and a key figure in the early days of the end of the cold war, died on Saturday in Stanford, California, at the age of 100. The traditional Republican economist and scholar, who worked for three conservative governments (Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Reagan), was the main figure of the latter two governments and held four different positions. He stood out from the Nixon Watergate incident and became famous. In the Reagan era, he made contributions to easing relations with the former Soviet Union and played an important role in the chain reaction in the Middle East. Hoover Institution reported his death on Sunday. He was a legendary figure in American politics in the 20th century.

Henry Kissinger, Secretary of state of the Nixon administration, said of him: “if a person has to be chosen to protect the security of the United States in times of danger, then that person is George Shultz.” Schultz joined the cabinet as a labor market expert in 1969, serving as Minister of employment, director of the budget office and Minister of finance. He resigned in May 1974, three months before the resignation of the Republican president. He stands well. In one of the famous tapes, Nixon complained that he did not want to use taxes to persecute his political enemies.

Born in New York in 1920, he is the only child of a wealthy family. His father was the dean of the school of education at the stock exchange, where he trained the parquet staff. He graduated from Princeton University and majored in economics. After Pearl Harbor, he served in the Pacific during World War II. In 1949, he received his doctorate from MIT and began teaching at the center and the University of Chicago. In 55, he first worked in the Eisenhower administration as chief economist of the White House Economic Advisory Committee.

When Reagan appointed him as foreign minister, the Senate unanimously approved him with 97 votes in favor and none against, which shows the prestige inspired by his image. However, the leadership of the State Department over the past six years has tested his persuasiveness and sense of opportunity within the US government.

Schultz believed that Mikhail Gorbachev’s coming to power opened the door for thawing the ice and defended the easing of relations in front of the president. “This man is different from all the Soviet leaders I have met. He talks about the world in different ways, shows unusual interest in the knowledge of things, is more flexible, and you can discuss and talk with him,” he recalled in a national interview in 1990, In his memoirs, he insists that the pure cold war ended in the Reagan era. In the strategy of Central America, rifrafi’s result is even worse. He has always claimed that he opposes covert operations and has lost control of policies in Latin America that benefit the CIA and the National Security Council. He also refused to sell weapons to Iran, which eventually led to an Iranian anti-government scandal and handed over funds to the Nicaraguan counter revolution.

Like other diplomats of his time, he looked at the last years of American foreign policy in confusion. “We are not leading the world now, we are retiring from him,” he said in an interview last March After leaving his active political life, he moved to California, where he was appointed a retired professor at Stanford Business School and became a board member of a number of companies, including controversial theranos, a plasma research company whose founder, Elizabeth Holmes, He faces a fraud trial because he goes beyond the lies of the so-called scientific method.