A Warning

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Publisher Annotation: A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state. 256pp., 150K
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062802187
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 24 cm


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A good read. Very enlightening.

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Oct 12, 2018

Very informative and well written. Much to think about

Oct 05, 2018

I thought the author wrote a really clear book about defining what fascism in the past is about. The examples are clear and not many would disagree with her definition. But the book has made many people angry because the definition is not very broad...I mean, anyone could be tagged a fascist...a mother who doesn't let her toddler go out in the yard at night.

JCLOctavia Aug 31, 2018

A lesson in history for those who have forgotten. Facts speak louder than opinion. Read this book and see what you think. I dare you.

Aug 30, 2018

Oh, how Liberals love to smear their targets with labels like "Fascism"! Albright evidently does not believe that killing 50,000,000 unborn babies on the Naziesque pretext that they are not persons -- as we have done with judicial blessing since Roe v Wade -- is a manifestation of Fascism, even though driven by angry mobs of violently chanting feminists who periodically storm the Supreme Court premises. She wants to preserve Democracy by fanning hysteria against the 2016 election. I don't much like Trump, but find him no more dangerous than his recent predecessors, who lawlessly bombed and wrecked several Muslim countries. Compare the Obama-Brennan kill-list of victims to murder abroad with drones, which killed thousands of civilians; see Wikipedia, "Disposition Matrix". Trump should not have missiled Syria, and should not try to crush Iran to please Zionist supporters. But so far his offenses have almost all been verbal, and he often exaggerates. The ongoing insurrectionist campaign of people like Albright is a worse threat to stable government. She should mind her own reckless statements. Her 2016 declaration, that women would burn in Hell unless they supported Hillary, probably cost votes. Hillary lost her own group, White women, by 10 percentage points.

Aug 30, 2018

This is a must read for anyone regardless of what party you identify with.

Aug 28, 2018

Albright succeeds in depicting the origins of fascism (from the early 20th century to Trump's election) from her unique perspective both as the daughter of a diplomat, and as an acting Secretary of State…in effect, her life’s work has been observing the machinations of the world’s leadership. Some may think this book is biased...in my view, it captures the emotional toll of bearing witness to man's inhumanity to man. And it made me grateful that Madeline Albright was able to survive those traumas with such dignity, grace, and (now) wisdom.
Her writing style is articulate, scholarly and accessible.
Albright’s biggest injunction is that our citizenry should be paying closer attention to democratic institutions in this country, and to have public discourse about shared values/political viewpoints based on factual information gleaned from trusted sources.
As others below have commented, this book should be required reading in secondary civics—oh, but wait…is that even a thing?

Aug 23, 2018

Albright does a good job of combining her academic knowledge with personal experience. Up-to-date and enlightening.

Aug 23, 2018

AWFUL - she is just another bitter ex-politician. Thumbs down!

Aug 20, 2018

An excellent book, should be studied in schools today.

Aug 07, 2018

No matter what you think of Albright as person or teacher, this is well organized and well written and is a timely read given the condition of world politics.

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