Fascism: A Warning

Fascism: A Warning

#1 New York Times Bestseller 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 wi #1 New York Times Bestseller A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and ...

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Title:Fascism: A Warning
Author:Madeleine K. Albright
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Genres:Nonfiction
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Number of Pages:304 pages pages

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  • Bill  Kerwin
    May 01, 2018
    Have you ever looked at President Trump when he juts out his jaw in a pursed-lip scowl, and said to yourself: my God, look at him, he's a dead ringer for Mussolini? Have you then listened to what he says, and come to realize that he sounds a lot like Mussolini too? In this focused...
  • George
    May 07, 2018
    INTERESTING, INFORMATIVE, IMPORTANT, AND VERY READABLE. ?The United States has had flawed presidents before; in fact, we have never had any other kind, but we have not had a chief executive in the modern era whose statements and actions are so at odds with democratic ideals.? (p...
  • Richard
    Apr 18, 2018
    A tour through fascism from Mussolini to the incipient fascism of Donald Trump. Madeleine is worried, you should be too. Here's hoping our institutions hold, but fascism comes creeping, it doesn't explode on the scene. Donald may be only the latest inch-along in the creep. Remember ...
  • Michael Austin
    May 11, 2018
    This book was entertaining, but disappointing. There is some useful information and a lot of interesting pieces, but it doesn't quite add up to a coherent thing. It feels more like an anthology than a book: some basic historical summaries of the careers of Mussolini, Hitler, and Franco...
  • Will Byrnes
    May 14, 2018
    Consider the testimony of a well-educated but not politically minded German who experienced the rise of the Third Reich: To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it?please try to believe me. . . . Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well expla...
  • Donna
    Apr 27, 2018
    A brilliant book that is written in a conversational tone; reading it feels like sitting at the feet of a favorite teacher. Each chapter profiles a Fascist or autocratic leader from history and the conditions that led to the rise of his power - Mussolini, Hitler, Chavez, Erdogan, Putin...
  • Karen Witzler
    Jul 29, 2018
    Former Secretary of State Albright gives a good overview of 20th century European fascism and relates it to our present crisis. Better than I expected. ...
  • Lubinka Dimitrova
    May 07, 2018
    It's funny how the same person can give us such a clear-sighted analysis of the various faces of fascism throughout the world, and still remain blind to the shortcomings and injustices perpetrated by their own "regime". And be THAT blunt about it: "I tell my students that the fundam...
  • Lis Carey
    May 11, 2018
    Madeleine Albright was the first woman to be US Secretary of State, under Bill Clinton, appointed in 1997. A native of Czechoslovakia, born in 1937, her family had to flee the country for the UK to escape Hitler. Although they returned to Czechoslovakia after the war, ultimately they e...
  • James
    Apr 11, 2018
    The title and cover make this seem like a polemic, but it's more a full-throated defense of democracy, with some lessons from history. Very well written as expected. I read it in two sittings. ...
  • Pam Gary
    Apr 21, 2018
    "Drain the Swamp" was an expression used by Mussolini, not an original from Trump. Actually Mussolini said "drenare la palude". (Drain the Swamp). I'm gravely concerned (it makes me cringe) when I hear the President of the United States adapting an expression used by a Fascist leader. ...
  • Melki
    Apr 19, 2018
    "It is easier to remove tyrants and destroy concentration camps than to kill the ideas that gave them birth." Harry S. Truman Madeleine Albright knows a bit about Fascism. Her family was forced to flee Czechoslovakia twice, before finally emigrating to the U.S. in 1949. Her matern...
  • Kelley
    Apr 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 her deep re...
  • Kat
    Jun 11, 2018
    This book gives an excellent history on the rise of dictators in the last few decades, and why the United States could be headed in that direction if we aren't more careful. I thought Albright gave just context and history without being boring. ...
  • Owlseyes
    Apr 06, 2018
    Will We Stop Trump Before It?s Too Late? Fascism poses a more serious threat now than at any time since the end of World War II. in: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/op... BUT, IS IT REALLY LIKE MUSSOLINI? WHAT MAY HAPPEN IN THE CASE HE IS NOT STOPPED? BUT, IS HE REALLY A ...
  • Louise
    Jul 08, 2018
    I was disappointed. The book gives neither a clear description of fascism nor a solid warning. Fascism is presented through discussions with her students and sketches of authoritarian leaders. The warning is couched in words like I?m an optimist but I ?don?t like what I see?. ...
  • Donald Powell
    May 24, 2018
    This is an excellent book. I cannot remember a more balanced, thoughtful, insightful and objective discussion of governance than this work. It is impossible to paraphrase the discussion in a review, it should be read. Education generally and regarding particular issues is an essential ...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Apr 16, 2018
    The content is not novel for the times but the fact that this book has been written by an Clinton cabinet member of the foreign policy establishment should give us pause that she is worried that we are sliding into fascism under Trump. The sane parts of our country know what is happeni...
  • Helga Cohen
    Jul 19, 2018
    This is a timely book by Madeleine Albright. She knows a lot about Fascism. In this intensive book, Albright focuses on her experience in foreign affairs as National Security Council member, United Nations ambassador, and the first woman Secretary of State and also her memories as a ch...
  • Anne Rioux
    Jun 05, 2018
    It is hard to imagine a more accessible and necessary book for our times. My greatest hope is that everyone will read it and heed its lessons, for there is no greater antidote to tyranny than knowledge. Albright distills the essence of fascism by defining its basic elements and providi...
  • Jean
    Jul 04, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Listening to Albright narrate her book was like visiting with her over a cup of tea. She described her families fleeing the Nazis and later the Soviets. Her personal story of her encounter with fascism made the book more relevant than just an academic te...
  • viktoria
    Mar 08, 2018
    via Publisher's Weekly, 3/5/18: "Yes, it can happen here... After probing accounts of the fascist models of Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany, she finds that toxic brew in present-day Venezuela, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Russia, North Korea, and right-wing parties generally. And th...
  • Jennifer Masterson
    Apr 23, 2018
    4.5 ?! I felt like I was taking a history class on Fascism throughout the world. There is a lot of information to digest. A very timely book especially since she ties in Trump and Putin. High school teachers should make this required reading in my opinion. I listened to the audio....
  • Diana Long
    Apr 15, 2018
    The author has served her adopted country in several different areas previously and is highly qualified to stand by what she has written in this work. In the first chapter is an introduction to Fascism and the proper use of the term as it relates to past and present governments. Als...
  • Jayne
    Mar 26, 2018
    Received this ARC from Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA A timely read. Easy to understand. Recommend it to a High School student- our future voters should be aware of fascism and its followers. ...
  • Gary Moreau
    Apr 10, 2018
    Oh how I wanted to rate this book a 6. 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, s...
  • Grey Thornberry
    Apr 16, 2018
    (disclaimer: this review is based on the audiobook, read by Albright.) I couldn't bring myself to read Fire and Fury or A Higher Loyalty, two recent books critical of the Trump presidency - not because I disagree, but because reading them felt like I'd be getting even deeper and dirti...
  • Pat
    Apr 24, 2018
    An excellent book. Well written, well thought out, erudite, interesting. Madeleine Albright traces the history of fascism from WWI to the present time, including the leaders and governments of nations around the globe. A great history lesson! At age 80, Madeleine Albright is sharp and ...
  • Paul Szydlowski
    Apr 29, 2018
    This would have received a two-star rating were it not for the last few chapters. Until then, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright's book spent far too much time on the "what" of fascism, detailing the already well-known horrors and threats of demagogues past and present, includ...
  • Marks54
    May 31, 2018
    I hope that I can think as clear and express myself as forcefully as she can when (if) I reach my 80th birthday. This is a marvelous book. Madeleine Albright is a former UN ambassador and US Secretary of State and is how pursuing an active career as a ?former somebody? - her wor...