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Fascism: A Warning (Madeleine Albright Book)

#1 New York Times BestsellerA 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 A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, “is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.”  The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that assumption. Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II.  The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse.  The United States, which historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates division and heaps scorn on democratic institutions.  In many countries, economic, technological, and cultural factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left.  Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times.  Written  by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.

Summary of Fascism: A Warning By Madeleine Albright (Concise Reading Book)

Concise Reading offers an in-depth and comprehensive encapsulation of "Fascism: A Warning" by Madeleine Albright, one of America’s most admired public servants and the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state who shares A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world. This summary helps you to save time and money while taking in the essence and wisdom of the original book; and also provides contemplative discussions that will allow you to appreciate the book even more. This companion book contains many tantalizing sections including: • Book Summary • Background Information About The Author • Discussion Questions And much more! Get your copy and start reading immediately! *Note: This is an unofficial companion book of Madeleine Albright's "Fascism: A Warning". -It is designed to enrich your reading experience and NOT the original book.

Madam Secretary: A Memoir (Madeleine Albright Book)

A national bestseller on its original publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is a riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. For eight years, during Bill Clinton's two presidential terms, Albright was a high-level participant in some of the most dramatic events of our time—from the pursuit of peace in the Middle East to NATO's intervention in the Balkans to America's troubled relations with Iran and Iraq. In this thoughtful memoir, one of the most admired women in U.S. history reflects on her remarkable personal story, including her upbringing in war-torn Europe and the balancing of career and family responsibilities, and on America's leading role in a changing world.With a new epilogue by the author, Madam Secretary offers an inimitable blend of Albright's warm humor, probing insights, and distinctive ideas.

The Rise of Fascism: History, Documents, and Key Questions (Crossroads in World History) (Patrick G. Zander Book)

This book is a valuable resource for understanding the character, development, and consequences of fascist dictatorships.• Analyzes the rise of fascism in different countries and settings• Serves as an ideal reference for high school students and undergraduates• Includes original argumentative essays that investigate some of the enduring issues surrounding fascism• Examines excerpts from primary source documents• Provides a timeline that serves as a quick reference tool for students

The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs (Madeleine Albright Book)

Does America, as George W. Bush has proclaimed, have a special mission, derived from God, to bring liberty and democracy to the world? How much influence does the Christian right have over U.S. foreign policy? And how should America deal with violent Islamist extremists? Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state and bestselling author of Madam Secretary, offers a thoughtful and often surprising look at the role of religion in shaping America's approach to the world. Drawing upon her experiences while in office and her own deepest beliefs about morality, the United States, and the present state of world affairs, a woman noted for plain speaking offers her thoughts about the most controversial topics of our time.

The Rise of Fascism, Second edition (F. L. Carsten Book)

"The best scholarly description of European Fascism available."--American Historical Review "Professor Carsten surveys the major and minor European fascist groups which flourished between the world wars, including such movements as were active in Romania, Austria, Hungary, Finland, Britain, and Belgium. In doing so, he has produced a useful, if brief, addition to the growing number of studies on this subject."--The Historian "A short, responsible survey of how fascism came to power in Italy and Germany, with some valuable comparative data on fascist movements in other European countries."--Foreign Affairs "The core of this factual, but extremely readable book consists of an account of Italian fascism up to 1929 and Nazism up to 1934."--International Review of Social History "To date, this is the best study on the origins of fascism . . . . "--Library Journal

Fascism (Oxford Readers) ( Book)

No political ideology has had a greater impact on modern history, or caused more intellectual controversy, than fascism. It has been identified with totalitarianism, state terror, fanaticism, orchestrated violence, and blind obedience, and was directly associated with the horrors of the Second World War, which left more than 40 million dead and introduced inconceivable notions of inhumanity. The mere mention of the term today evokes visions of atrocities and ineffable cruelty. Yet, the end of the twentieth century appears to have spawned a renewed interest in fascism, suggesting that it is time for us to examine our understanding of its ideas, ideals, and inequities. Edited by Roger Griffin, described as 'the premier theorist {of fascism} of the younger generation' (Contemporary European History), this important Oxford Reader demonstrates why fascism strongly appeals to many people, and how dangerous the result of this fascination may be. It includes a wide selection of texts written by fascist thinkers and propagandists, as well as by prominent anti-fascists from both inside and outside Europe, before and after the Second World War. Included are texts on fascism in Germany and Italy, on the abortive pre-1945 fascisms in more than a dozen countries around the world, on reactions to fascism, and on post-war and contemporary fascism. With contributions from writers as diverse as Benito Mussolini and Primo Levi, Joseph Goebbels and George Orwell, Martin Heidegger and Max Horkheimer, this compelling anthology provides insight into the depths and breadths of the destructive repercussions of fascist ideology. In no other volume will students of political theory, history, sociology, and psychology have access to such a compendium of key texts on this simultaneoulsy intriguing and frightening political force.

Understanding The Roots Of Fascism: A Study Of The Sources Of Fascism Both Within Ourselves And Society (Walter J. Krueckl eBooks)

This work is an in depth study of the sources of fascism both within the individual, and society at large. It includes a socio-psychological analysis of the development of fascism, and also a historical overview of specific representations of fascism.Back Cover Description (2,000 Approximate): This book can be seen as an educational aide, in order to study the phenomenon of fascism. It includes an analysis of what social and psychological factors form the traits of an authoritarian individual. People raised in the patriarchal system, so typical of modern society, develop authoritarian personalities which are susceptible to fascist ideologies and organizations. These powerful anti-democratic forces threaten all of us, and bear the need for closer examination. Probing the thinking and culture of fascism, this book peels away the layers, and makes the connections between the various influences that shape the self-negating development of fascist thinking. Exposed is a world of fear, hatred, prejudice, the need to identify with an external power, and the inevitable blaming of scapegoats for any personal or collective short comings. Is it time for the tyranny of the patriarchy to end? The inherent imbalance and inequalities within patriarchal systems have led to the development of over aggressive hierarchical societies bent on the domination and control of the resources and people of the world. This book includes historical analyses of the development of the various forms of fascism, highlighting the inter-connections between the personal and collective growth of authoritarianism. On occasion, it includes the personal opinion of the author, who also explores the possibility of living in a world without fascism.

Summary of Fascism: A Warning: Conversation Starters (BookHabits eBooks)

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright: Conversation Starters Fascism: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright, brings reader’s attentions to the warning signs that surrounds America. Using her own experiences with fascism during her childhood in war-torn Europe, Madeleine Albright uses her expertise from both her experiences as a child and her career as a diplomat to show how dangerous and cunning fascism can be. Fascism: A Warning is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and written by one of the leading women in America. Madeleine Albright continues to work to better the American nation as a distinguished ambassador to the United Nations and more.A Brief Look Inside:EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:• Foster a deeper understanding of the book• Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups• Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately• Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.© Copyright 2018 Download your copy now on saleRead it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

Fascism: Comparison and Definition (Stanley G. Payne Book)

“An impressive review of reputed fascist movements, at once setting them apart from other authoritarian nationalist organizations and bringing them together within a qualified generic category.  Running throughout the volume, and valuable to readers at every level, is a careful critique of the major debates that divide scholars on this most unintelligible ‘ism’ of them all.  Payne precisely defines issues, cites the best literature in the major European languages, and offers with moderation and intelligence his own conclusions on the question.”—Gilbert Allardyce, American Historical Review