The Christian Science Monitor

George Shultz and Robert Gates offer advice to the Biden team

We’ve been seeing the stories for weeks now. Former government officials and influencers of all political persuasions have been giving President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris lots of advice. Suggestions include whom to hire, which policies to pursue, and even how to decorate a Cabinet secretary’s office.

George Shultz celebrated his 100th birthday last month. The former treasury secretary in the Nixon administration told a virtual audience at the U.S. Institute of Peace that he had shared an idea in a note to incoming Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Dr. Shultz said that

Similar advice from experienced statesmenA defense secretary across political partiesCalling for repair and reformAn appreciation for young people

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor5 min readComputers
How Your Cloud Data Ended Up In One Virginia County
Former farmlands near the nation’s capital have become “Data Center Alley,” the nation’s biggest hub of internet data storage.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min readInternational Relations
Worse than Hitler: How Stalin orchestrated World War II
Adolf Hitler is seen as the primary agent of terror in World War II. “Stalin’s War” explains why his crimes were dwarfed by those of Joseph Stalin.
The Christian Science Monitor7 min readSocial Science
Pandemic Left Many Children Without Parents. Can Nations Boost Support?
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many children without one or both parents. Will the crisis prompt changes in support for vulnerable families?