Former Secretary of State George Shultz on Trust
This is part of what ought really to be called ‘things I learned while reading other things.’ I’m getting enough mileage on the old experience clock these days that most everything reminds me of something else. This particular trip down memory-lane was occasioned by a Bret Stevens piece in the NYTimes titled Donald Trump and the Damage Done.
There certainly has been damage to both Right and Left
No doubt of that and one can debate which side got the worst of it, but the fact is that what disappeared over the American horizon was trust. I don’t trust Donald, nor does he trust me. Chuck Schumer doesn’t trust Mitch McConnell and no one trusts the Supreme Court. It goes on and on, this lack of belief in one another and the list is as long as you care to make it.
A momentary pause now as we listen to George
This snippet I selected came from a most extraordinary essay by George in the Washington Post. He celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday and writes of his experiences learned in WWII com…