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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

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.

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Fascism: A Warning is dedicated to victims of fascism, but also to “all who fight fascism in others and in themselves”. Mrs Albright has earned the right to that ambitious mission-statement. At a moment when the question “Is this how it begins?” haunts Western democracies, she writes with rare authority.... [Yet] if her learning is to be expected, her way with words is a happy surprise, as is her wisdom about human nature. Free of geopolitical jargon, her deceptively simple prose is sprinkled with shrewd observations about the emotions that underpin bad or wicked political decisions.” -- Economist

“Albright [has] serious credibility on the subject. She witnessed the evils of Fascism firsthand, as her book movingly chronicles. And she effectively makes the case: pay more attention to the signals, subtle and strong. A lot more.” -- The New Yorker

“Why, as Madeleine Albright asks early in her new book, ‘are we once again talking about fascism?’ Who better to address these questions than Albright, whose life was shaped by fascism and whose contribution to the cultivation of democracy as a stateswoman and private citizen is unparalleled? In Fascism: A Warning Albright (with Bill Woodward) draws on her personal history, government experience and conversations with Georgetown students to assess current dangers and how to deal with them.” -- New York Times

Fascism [is] the work of a woman who knows authoritarianism when she sees it. And she sees the seeds of it not only in a slew of leaders hell bent on subverting democratic norms—Turkey’s Erdoğan, Venezuela’s Maduro, Hungary’s Orbán, and others—but also in Donald Trump, whom she calls in the book ‘the first antidemocratic president in modern U.S. history.’” -- The Daily Beast

“Besides providing an overview of the careers of Mussolini and Hitler, Albright looks at leaders such as Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, Turkey’s Recep Erdogan, Hungary’s Viktor Orban, and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.... Sage advice in perilous times.” -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Incisive… [Albright] offers cogent insights on worrisome political trends.” -- Publishers Weekly

“Albright outlines the warning signs of fascism and offers concrete actions for restoring America’s values and reputation. There is priceless wisdom on every page.” -- Booklist (starred review)

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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 these horrors, 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 not only endured through the course of the twentieth century, but now presents a more virulent threat to international peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. 

Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times.  Written with wisdom 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.

About the Author

Madeleine Albright served as America’s sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001.  Her distinguished career also in-cludes positions at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  She is a resident of Washington D.C., and Virginia.

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Highly Informative And Disturbing
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2018
Madeleine Albright is a former UN Ambassador and Secretary of State, with a long and honorable career serving the United States. Her personal history is compelling: born in Czechoslovakia shortly before World War II, she and her parents fled first Hitler and then, during... See more
Madeleine Albright is a former UN Ambassador and Secretary of State, with a long and honorable career serving the United States. Her personal history is compelling: born in Czechoslovakia shortly before World War II, she and her parents fled first Hitler and then, during the beginning of the Cold War, from Stalin. She did not learn until she was an adult that several family members, including grandparents, died in the Holocaust. This tragic history, combined with her astute intelligence and common sense, sharpens her pen and her powers of observation. Fascism: A Warning is her sixth book and is perhaps her most important work to date, as the world seems to face what many fear could be a long period of darkness.

Albright is careful to warn against the indiscriminate use of the term "fascism," and she very properly begins this book with a discussion of its proper usage and meaning. Beginning with the origins of the term in the early twentieth century, she traces the development of Fascist regimes and leaders who promote Fascism, from Mussolini and Hitler through Stalin (who raged against Fascism while practicing it to an advanced degree) through to the present. Erdogan, Orban, Milosevic, the Kim dynasty, and Putin are some of the many practicing Fascists Albright covers. Donald Trump has a chapter devoted specifically to him, but Albright is not writing a partisan screed by any means, merely analyzing the man''s behavior and actions and demonstrating their disturbing similarities to leaders who clearly practice Fascism. Perhaps the most important chapters are the final two, in which Albright enumerates the danger signs for the United States and the world and provides a series of questions to ask and steps to take for concerned citizens.

This is a book written for the general reader which does not abandon scholarly rigor. It is extensively documented with a Notes section that will be an excellent resource for those of us who wish to learn and study more. In 2018 the way forward for the United States and the world is uncertain, but we are still fortunate (so far) to have strong and confident voices like Albright''s to guide us.
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Very important message
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018
This is a important book. If 20th century history was not your favorite subject in school, Secretary Albright offers us a very readable crash course, starting with Mussolini and the events that gave rise to Fascism and continuing right up to 2018. I did get a bit bogged... See more
This is a important book. If 20th century history was not your favorite subject in school, Secretary Albright offers us a very readable crash course, starting with Mussolini and the events that gave rise to Fascism and continuing right up to 2018. I did get a bit bogged down towards the middle of the book with historical details in Turkey and Hungary but it''s all important and relevant to the current climate in the US. Make no mistake, Fascism is alive and well and it can happen here. Secretary Albright has illustrated the historical precursors to totalitarian rule, and they are happening all around us today. Unfortunately, the people who most need to hear and understand this message won''t read this book and are dismissing it as an anti-Trump rant which it certainly is not. "If you pluck a chicken one feather at a time, people won''t notice." Albright is asking us to wake up and notice the chicken pluckers before it''s too late.
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Oh how I wanted to rate this book a 6
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2018
This is a timely book by a brilliant person who had a front row seat to the tragedy that was Europe in the Mid-20th Century. There is little doubt that the world is starting to look fearfully like it did at the beginning of those dark hours, starting with the tyranny of... See more
This is a timely book by a brilliant person who had a front row seat to the tragedy that was Europe in the Mid-20th Century. There is little doubt that the world is starting to look fearfully like it did at the beginning of those dark hours, starting with the tyranny of Hitler and Mussolini and culminating in the Cold War and the gulags of the Soviet Union.

Figuratively speaking, this is really three books. The first will be the most divisive and may, in fact, quite unfortunately, relegate the book to practical irrelevance. The second book is extremely insightful and informative. And the third book, honestly, is pure gold and vintage Madeline Albright.

The first book begins with a contradiction. Albright openly acknowledges that Fascism has become a meaningless epithet, hurled, as it is, by opposing politicians of every stripe and at parents merely attempting to limit the cell phone usage of their children. She goes on to defend the titular use of the term, however, by clarifying her use of the term: “To my mind, a Fascist is someone who identifies strongly with and claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use whatever means are necessary—including violence—to achieve his or her goals.”

At that point, however, she hasn’t really narrowed the list of politicians who qualify for the pejorative label at all. Every reader will conclude that his or her political enemies fit the bill. She seals the fate of this portion of the book, however, when she asks, on page 4 of the book, “…why, this far into the twenty-first century, are we once again talking about Fascism?” And answers, “One reason, frankly, is Donald Trump. If we think of Fascism as a wound from the past that had almost healed, putting Trump in the White House was like ripping off the bandage and picking at the scab.” And she goes on to make thinly veiled comparisons between Trump, Mussolini, and Joseph McCarthy.

And, unfortunately, I fear, she, in one fell swoop of prose, both fuels the fires of division while exiling the book to practical irrelevance. In the end, she will likely only energize both political extremes, and, I suspect, the reader ratings of this book will ultimately reflect that.

That is most unfortunate because without those opening pages this would be a truly terrific book. It chronicles both relevant history and the recent past to a degree that few other people on the planet could.

The second part of the book is devoted to an analysis of recent political events in Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Venezuela, the Philippines, Russia, North Korea, and, of course, the United States. All, to varying degrees, she maintains, are showing signs of a slide toward Fascism and the decline of post-war liberal democracy. It is an informative analysis and unless you are a political junkie, you will learn a lot.

In the third part of the book she truly hits her stride. She notes, for starters, that the Fascist epithet may be appropriate for the US today for reasons having more to do with economics than populism. The Fascist Party of Italy, which gave rise to general use of the term, was the ultimate merger of the corporate and political states. And that is, in fact, what has happened here in the US.

The incorporation of America has been going on since the conservative movement of the 1980s, however, and while Trump is carrying the corporate water at the moment, he can hardly be blamed for allowing Wall Street and Silicon Valley to take control of Washington.

The incorporation accelerated greatly during the dot-com 90s when young entrepreneurs were preaching disruption and libertarianism. It is ironic, indeed, that tech’s “democratic” perspective has now produced among the biggest and most powerful corporations the world has ever known. And they pulled it off, actually, while the anti-trust regulators in both Republican and Democratic administrations stood by and watched.

To me what we have today is not so much analogous to the Fascist or Nazi parties of the mid-20th Century as it is the power of the church in Medieval Europe. The kings and queens of Washington may wear the crowns, but it is the corporate “popes” of Wall Street and Silicon Valley that are really calling the shots.

Which is why both parties, I think, should be fearful of whatever happens in the mid-term elections. Be careful what you wish for. Neither party has defined an agenda that addresses the issues that originally brought Trump to power. And until that happens I believe Albright’s Fascist warning will remain valid.

In the final chapters of the book Albright notes that putting American interests first invites Russia, China, and others to do the same. And it is here that she lowers her partisan guard (we all have one) and calls for unity through the recognition of our common humanity and the rejection of extremism that favors one group over another.

It is here that she also seems to soften her position on ideals of post-war democratic liberalism and focuses more on compassion, integrity, and fairness. I think of it as defining a new standard of shared obligation and responsibility that includes those countries and those people that aren’t rushing to implement an Electoral College and to copy our form of bare-knuckle individualism, but those are my words, not hers.

In the end she notes that spend her time on issues like: “…purging excess money from politics, improving civic education, defending journalistic independence, adjusting to the changing nature of the workplace, enhancing inter-religious dialogue, and putting a saddle on the bucking bronco we call the Internet.” It’s a perfect ending to what is a very good book by an inspiring individual.

I do recommend reading it.
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A handbook for today''s politics
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2018
A very easy to read explanation of the beginnings, growth and consequences of fascism. Albright gives examples from countries who have been seduced and manipulated by a fascist leader. She discusses how various dictators came to power, what tactics they pursued in common... See more
A very easy to read explanation of the beginnings, growth and consequences of fascism. Albright gives examples from countries who have been seduced and manipulated by a fascist leader. She discusses how various dictators came to power, what tactics they pursued in common and how the populace is duped into loyalty to the leader. Mussolini, Hitler, Peron, Dutarte and others who came to power by attacking the government, the pressing, and civil rights, all divide the populace although claiming to unite them. At the end she discusses the elephant in the room: Trump. Although she discusses him in one chapter near the end, her explanation of the dangerous red flags in a tyrant''s rise to power throughout the book make it easy to see that Trump is employing fascist tactics. Us vs. them, the intruders, those who are different,; the attacks on a free press, so necessary for a healthy democracy; the cruelty; the folksy, informal speech; the constant attacks on aspects of government to make people think it is broken; the claim that he is the only one who can fix America. . . it is all there. But it''s clear that it''s not only due to Trump; a lazy, ignorant populace, angry with their lot in life and believing more is due them; lack of concern about personal responsibilities such as voting; an aversion to understanding and evaluating, for thinking for themselves; the willingness to be the followers, being told what to do rather than participating in democracy. The greed for money, control and power by wealthy people and corporations contributes as well; the pathway to the wealthy buying the government, recently exacerbated by Citizens United allows those with the most to purchase lawmakers to craft laws of benefit to them alone, often to the detriment of all others. Definitely frightening.
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Madeleine Albright on million Iraqis dead: “We think the price is worth It”
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2018
Hypocrisy at its worst from a lady who advocated hawkish foreign policy which included the most sustained bombing campaign since Vietnam, when, in 1998, Clinton began almost daily attacks on Iraq in the so-called no-fly zones, and made so-called regime change in Iraq... See more
Hypocrisy at its worst from a lady who advocated hawkish foreign policy which included the most sustained bombing campaign since Vietnam, when, in 1998, Clinton began almost daily attacks on Iraq in the so-called no-fly zones, and made so-called regime change in Iraq official U.S. policy.

In May of 1996, 60 Minutes aired an interview with Madeleine Albright, who at the time was Clinton’s U.N. ambassador. Correspondent Leslie Stahl said to Albright, in connection with the Clinton administration presiding over the most devastating regime of sanctions in history that the U.N. estimated took the lives of as many as a million Iraqis, the vast majority of them children. , “We have heard that a half-million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And — and, you know, is the price worth it?”

Madeleine Albright replied, “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price — we think the price is worth it.
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Brilliantly profound warning relevant to our times
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2018
Madeleine Albright’s newest book, “Fascism: A Warning”, is a provocative book of profound meaning for increasingly dire times. As a former US Secretary of State, she has a lifetime of experience working at the heart of diplomacy worldwide. Her perspective has afforded... See more
Madeleine Albright’s newest book, “Fascism: A Warning”, is a provocative book of profound meaning for increasingly dire times. As a former US Secretary of State, she has a lifetime of experience working at the heart of diplomacy worldwide. Her perspective has afforded her deep reflection about democracy, authoritarianism, as fascism, the latter which she sees deeply on the rise. She looks at what characterizes “fascism” — not an easy term to define because it is overused and often is incorrectly used. Other books on the topic (of fascism) note the struggle to define it as well. This specificity is not just a fascism problem though in trying to describe it. For example, many country’s claim democracy but are far from “democratic” in sense of political science meaning of the word. She defines “a Fascist as 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.” It’s not “populism” or simply “authoritarianism”. It’s not being of the political right or left. Historical examples are Hitler and Mussolini of the World War 2 era. Yet as Albright notes with alarm, after a surge in democracy in previous decades, today many fewer countries are democracies (only 30) in the world when it used to be over 100. With a multitude of countries spiraling ever closer to authoritarianism and some of those gravitating toward Fascism, she examines the appeal that Fascism plays for a number of world leaders in Poland, Venezuela, Russia, Uganda, and yes, startlingly from the US. She cites numerous examples of fascist leaders who are intolerant of criticism and see that only they are capable of solving their countries’ problems offer while suppressing those they see as the opposition. While Albright does reflect on the US in this book, she sees this struggle as a worldwide problem. As a young child, her family was forced to flee from her homeland (Czechoslovakia) when the Nazis took over (her father was a Czech diplomat), then after the war they were forced to flee again when the Soviets took control of her country. This is how she ended up in the United States. She has a deep abiding love of democracy and as one of the most well-travelled people on our planet, she has seen all types of governments and leaders up-close and personal, which is what gives this book increases gravity. This book is deeply provocative, and calls for people to be wary of being complacent against the forces of fascism. She has clearly thought about this topic deeply, and she presents her ideas with clarity. Unlike what some of this book’s reviewers say, this book isn’t just about the US, and to claim that as a weakness of this book misses the key point Albright makes in asserting this political rise is happening around the world. Anyone who values a global perspective, should find this book of worthy of deep contemplation. I have long been an admirer of Madeleine Albright, and this book has helped me now see her as an even more formidable thought leader of our time.
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The Rise of American Fascism
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018
Albright‘s book, Fascism: A Warning, is a basic recounting of mankind’s cruel fascist history and, most importantly, the lessons that should have been learned from it, but were not. With insight from personal experience, this brilliant woman clearly agrees with Harvard... See more
Albright‘s book, Fascism: A Warning, is a basic recounting of mankind’s cruel fascist history and, most importantly, the lessons that should have been learned from it, but were not. With insight from personal experience, this brilliant woman clearly agrees with Harvard professor, George Santayana, that “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” She is, at last, a scholar and author with the courage to honestly label what is happening to our Democracy! In this book, Madeline Albright draws on her lifetime of experience to wisely and poignantly sound the alarm about our nation’s descent into fascism. While journalists like Dan Rather naively reassure us that it cannot happen here, using a variety of labels like authoritarian and kleptocratic, which, though accurate, miss the mark, Albright bravely puts into historical perspective where our nation is perilously headed. Led by an ersatz president narcissistically seeking the adoration of the masses and a complicit GOP that, through silence, supports his destruction of our way of life in service to their monied patrons, Donald Trump is the epitome of what Vice President William Henry Wallace described so clearly as “American Fascism” in his 1944 New York Times article, Albright draws an eerie parallel between our most famous tyrants of the recent past and the man who leads our country today, pointing out as well how the German people were taken in by blatant propaganda and a we-vs-them mentality that Americans are currently embracing in a frenzied fear of all things new and different and a misguided wish to return to the “good old days.” All the warning signs of fascism are currently present and Albright lays them out lucidly as others before her have done; the difference is that, rather than reassuring us that we are safe, Albright tells us bluntly that our democracy is in lethal peril. This book is a loud and accurate alarm about growing American fascism and Albright should be commended for her clarity and her bravery in writing it. To fail to take what she says seriously merely confirms George Santayana’s warning about not learning from history and commits us to an outcome we as a society should have seen coming. If you read nothing else, read Albright’s final two chapters. They are void of predictions, but quietly ripe with images and questions that should make every American citizen who believes (or hopes) it won’t happen here shake with fear that we are already in fascism’s grasp. If you seek a raucous and sensational denouncement of Trump and the GOP, you will not find it here. If you seek a clarity of perspective and illumination about America’s future, this book is a must read.
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Outstanding And Scary
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2018
Well written, Racism: A Warning archives exactly that. Albright hides in a cloak of historical pairings, the nature of fascism, the common threads of fascist leaders, and the general status of Democracy today. In the end, I was learned enough to see our current president... See more
Well written, Racism: A Warning archives exactly that. Albright hides in a cloak of historical pairings, the nature of fascism, the common threads of fascist leaders, and the general status of Democracy today. In the end, I was learned enough to see our current president and several other world leaders in a more informed light. Our current path is not a good one and, as a leading nation, a poor example to the world. Albright uses history to present a picture of where we are today and gives the reader ample opportunity to draw conclusions. There were multiple aha moments for me- - not pleasant discoveries but extremely important nonetheless. I highly recommend the book, as both an initial read and as a reference work. But be prepared! Albrights balanced approach mandates that the reader pay attention, absorb the facts, and then draw their own conclusions.
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M. Medwell
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Superbly written a book for our "interesting" times
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 1, 2018
I bought this having seen Madeleine Albright on Andrew Marr, I never realised she was a refugee in WW2 so she has immense credibility on the subject. It is a book for our time, superbly written, MA is very knoowledgable academic as well as a a no nonsense pragmatist . Gives...See more
I bought this having seen Madeleine Albright on Andrew Marr, I never realised she was a refugee in WW2 so she has immense credibility on the subject. It is a book for our time, superbly written, MA is very knoowledgable academic as well as a a no nonsense pragmatist . Gives an insight into world events from the perspective of someone who is a world leading negotiator with immense wisdom and maturity. Its made me reflect on our times and the dreadful manipulative behaviours of politicians at home and abroad. She helps explains the patterns of those behaviours and how we should be alert to them (may be to late for us in UK). I cannot stress how easy it was to read yet gives a strong message with credible knowledge and experience, the book is properly referenced and has a real sense of strong principles and tolerance. Highly recomended
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Well-written, personal and a vital warning
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 31, 2020
A well-written and readable history of Fascism, with surprising personal touches. Madeleine Albright was in Prague when the Nazi tanks rolled in, experienced the blitz in London, and had friendly relationships with many of the characters in her history, from Bill Clinton to...See more
A well-written and readable history of Fascism, with surprising personal touches. Madeleine Albright was in Prague when the Nazi tanks rolled in, experienced the blitz in London, and had friendly relationships with many of the characters in her history, from Bill Clinton to Kim Sung Il. But her book is more than that. Banished after the second world war, Fascism is on the rise again, from North Korea to Hungary and Turkey, while a newly introspective America at best looks the other way, sometimes even offers encouragement. Madeleine Albright''s book is a warning aimed at all of us to look up from our petty partisan bickering-- Fascism is not a disease specific to left or right -- and fight for our democratic institutions.
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A thoroughly researched and interesting book by a highly intelligent author
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2018
A Fascist is a person who has an outsize ego, is a bully and cannot stand anyone questioning them. This person could be a right winger or a left winger. Perhaps I am wrong but this is what I understood from reading this book. I see that someone has criticized the style of...See more
A Fascist is a person who has an outsize ego, is a bully and cannot stand anyone questioning them. This person could be a right winger or a left winger. Perhaps I am wrong but this is what I understood from reading this book. I see that someone has criticized the style of the writing as being too familiar but this is what I enjoyed. It made reading about these people more interesting to me. I think we are living in worrying times and I think we should all look out for the "feathers being plucked one by one"!
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What is Fascism?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2018
Fascism - I am still not quite sure what it is but this book seems as good a summary as any. A catch-all word, if your political views are to the right of mine, you must be a fascist, if, to the left, you must be a commie. Having lived through the great battle against...See more
Fascism - I am still not quite sure what it is but this book seems as good a summary as any. A catch-all word, if your political views are to the right of mine, you must be a fascist, if, to the left, you must be a commie. Having lived through the great battle against fascism, there were no toys and no sweeties for us kids, it is concerning to see it rearing up again. Maybe I am too politically naive but to have Nazi Germany and North Korea under the same banner is not that helpful. Nevertheless, this book is a good summary of things that have happened and movements and qualities to look out for. Politics is undergoing great changes just now and our own democratic system is fraying a little. We have freedom of speech we think except that this and that and him and her should be banned from the internet for their views. Madeleine Albright is an intelligent author and has had experience and insights beyond the reach of most political writers. Perhaps I have been over critical but I enjoyed the read.
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Oh America what are you doing?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 4, 2019
Please, anyone who is concerned about losing their freedom to the current rise of fascism around the world, especially in the USA, read this book. It is a well written analysis by a deep thinking, thoroughly erudite former stateswoman from America. It is an engaging read...See more
Please, anyone who is concerned about losing their freedom to the current rise of fascism around the world, especially in the USA, read this book. It is a well written analysis by a deep thinking, thoroughly erudite former stateswoman from America. It is an engaging read and hard to put down. For those who think Trump''s tenure is a constant shambles, think again. He is following the path of the likes of Mussolini and Putin and, for every one who leaves his administration the replacement is someone who will follow his every word. Unfortunately, too many Americans regard this burgeoning dictator as a Messiah!
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