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Author Albright, Madeleine Korbel, author.

Title Fascism : a warning / Madeleine Albright ; with Bill Woodward.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
©2018

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Edition First edition.
Description 288 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-270) and index.
Contents A doctrine of anger and fear -- The greatest show on earth -- "We want to be barbarians" -- "Close your hearts to pity" -- Victory of the Caesars -- The fall -- Dictatorship of democracy -- "There are a lot of bodies up there" -- A difficult art -- President for life -- Erdoğan the magnificent -- Man from the KGB -- "We are who we were" -- "The leader will always be with us" -- President of the United States -- Bad dreams -- The right questions.
Summary 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 of innocent people 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. Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that very assumption. Fascism, Albright shows, not only endured through the course of 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 has historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates popular divisions 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 same tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. 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.
Subject Albright, Madeleine Korbel.
Albright, Madeleine Korbel. (OCoLC)fst00114047
Fascism -- History.
World politics -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-2021
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism.
Fascism -- History.
Fascism. (OCoLC)fst00921551
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term Since 1900
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Woodward, William, 1951- author.
ISBN 9780062802187 (hardcover)
0062802186 (hardcover)
9780062856517 (B&N signed edition)
0062856510 (B&N signed edition)
9780062856524 (BAM signed edition)
0062856529 (BAM signed edition)
Standard No. 14682182
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