From the dust jacket: "BEYOND PEACE is a manifesto for a new America, written with visionary insight and a realistic idealism by the thirty-seventh President of the United States. Richard Nixon offers a new agenda for the United States as it defines its role in the complex post-Cold War era.
The collapse of communism, he argues, has offered the United States a unique opportunity for achieving an American renewal. The ultimate test of a nation's character is not just how it responds to adversity in war, but how it meets and masters the challenge of peace: During the cold War, we sought a peace with justice. If America is to remain a great nation, we now need a mission beyond peace.
...the former President perceives a crisis of spirit that extends beyond foreign affairs. It manifests itself in crime, in educaiton, in race relations, in a selective moralism, in a notion of rights without responsibility, and most of all in a corrosive entitlement mentality that he descibes as 'one of the greatest threats to our fiscal health, our moral fiber, and our ability to renew our nation.'"
This is a great book, finished just weeks before former President Nixon died. Regardless of your opinion of him, this book imparts his vast knowledge in foreign affairs. Mr. Nixon offers a new agenda for the United States as it defines it's role in the post-Cold War era.
Mr. Nixon gives us guidelines on how America can remain a great nation. Excellent read!