Seize the Moment
America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World
by Richard Nixon
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Budget & Economy|
Address deficit through spending cuts, not tax increases.
Open American business schools in each East European country.
US spends as much on illegal drugs as rest of world combined.
Break the monopoly of the education establishment.
Recast foreign policy with US as only superpower.
Vital interest in preventing nukes by potential enemies.
Top NATO priority: East Europe postcommunist recovery.
Selective foreign aid to create incentives for change.
Help construct viable post-Communist system in former USSR.
Promote democratic self-determination away from Moscow.
US assistance to new republics toward free market.
Now is the springtime after the long winter of Communism.
Renew transatlantic institutions; integrate Eastern Europe.
Pacific Rim will take center stage in 21st century.
Provide funds to increase Japan's geopolitical role.
Keep China reforms alive until hard-line leadership passes.
China must modernize; but US can't push too much.
Islamic tolerance needs our support against fundamentalists.
No President nor Congress will allow destruction of Israel.
Improve the effectiveness of Third World economic assistance.
Don't turn our back on the Southern Hemisphere.
We should not allow billions of people in poverty.
Push Japan on trade, but no retaliatory protectionism.
China's MFN trade status key to US Pushing positive change.
Tariffs are just another entitlement that saps incentive.
We need gun laws stricter than the Brady Bill.
Do not tolerate 38 million Americans without medical care.
Military power is still relevant post-Cold War.
START treaty fatally flawed; we can't eliminate nukes.
Two world wars proves US can't ignore events in Europe.
Support modernists in Muslim world over dictators.
Nixon Doctrine: assist countries combating internal threats.
We need SDI because of Iraq's nuclear ambitions.
Help underdeveloped world to avoid flood of refugees.
Principles & Values|
America represents freedom, opportunity, and individuality.
Broadcast Radio Free China and Radio Free Tibet.
War & Peace|
Our mission was not completed with the defeat of communism.
We liberated Kuwait, then royals shockingly refused reforms.
Bomb Saddam's suspected WMD sites if he fails UN compliance.
Israel-Palestine solution is land-for-peace formula.
US should mediate Arab-Israeli peace initiative.
Palestinian autonomy without right of return.
Victory of freedom is a cause greater than winning Cold War.
Welfare & Poverty|
Entitlements are most ruinous concept of modern America.
Giving money to the poor is tragically misguided.
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America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World
by Richard Nixon.
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