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Chapter Three: Imminent World Threats


Published October 03, 2019

George Shultz argues that the two biggest dangers facing the world today are the proliferation of nuclear weapons and climate change. He fears that because nations are finding it easier to create nuclear weapons, the world is becoming more destabilized as a result. Similarly, he asserts that climate change is also an issue that requires immediate global reaction in order to prevent further damage.

Video Recorded: August 20, 2018

Discussion Questions

  1. What are the disadvantages of making empty threats?
  2. What kind of policies are needed to control climate change?

Additional Resources

  • You can read George Shultz’s chapter, “In Brief: A World Awash in Change,” in Blueprint for America. Available here
  • You can find the rest of “Blueprint for America” here
  • Read “The Danger Of Empty Threats” by George P. Shultz, available here.