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Fascism: A Warning

#1 New York Times Bestseller A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes todays world, written by one of Americas most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of stateA 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, whichhistorically 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 Reviews

  • Bart-Jan

    If you have only time to read/listen one book this year, make sure it’s this one. Madeline Albright has outdone herself with this comprehensive overview of how democracies can digress to a state of peril. It is never with a Big Bang, but very subtle. This book helps you get some perspective on how fascism rises and a glimpse of what we can do about it. I personally love the quote by dr. Albright: ‘I’m an optimist, but I worry a lot’.

    Very, very well recommended.

  • Bill  Kerwin



    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 and disciplined book, Madeleine Albright draws upon her experience. In foreign affairs (as National Secirity Council member, United Nations ambassador, and first woman Secretary of State), as well as her memories as a c

    Trump is the first anti-democratic president in U.S. history. On too many days, beginning in the early hours, he flaunts his disdain for democratic institutions, the ideals of equality and social justice, civil discourse, civic virtues, and America itself. If transplanted to a country with fewer democratic safeguards, he would audition for dictator, because that is where his instincts lead. This frightening fact has consequences. The herd mentality is powerful in international affairs. Leaders around the globe observe, learn from, and mimic one another. They see where their peers are heading, what they can get away with, and how they can augment and perpetuated their power. They walk in one another’s footsteps, as Hitler did with Mussolini—and today the herd is moving in a Fascist direction.
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  • Grey Thornberry

    (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 dirtier into the mess that is the current White House. I needed some distance.

    Although Albright approaches the issue unsparingly, she does so obliquely through the eye of history. Her insights are relevant and timely, but
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  • Michael Austin

    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 followed by a collection of observations about current global hot spots, and finally an assessment of the current president of the United States. There is not a lot of thought about how these ideas fit together, o ...more

  • Owlseyes

    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 FASCIST?

    Check here:

    "So next time you hear someone label Trump a fascist, educate them."

    in: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Trump-is...

    and here:

    https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017...

    and here:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/no...

    and
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  • viktoria

    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 then, she writes, there's Donald Trump, 'the first anti-democratic president in modern U.S. history,' whose bluster, 'paranoid bigotry' against Muslims and immigrants, America-firstism, and rhetorical attacks on the ...more

  • Pat

    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 canny, her intellect undiminished by her age. Indeed, the book is made better by the lessons she learned from her own life experiences, which you don't gain overnight. This is a timely book, and one worth reading f ...more

  • Eleanor

    I thought this book was mostly excellent, and timely. While it doesn’t pretend to be other than a personal view, that should not be taken to mean that it isn’t a well informed piece of work. Politically, it struck me as firmly grounded in the centre-right, conservatism in the more traditional mould — not my politics but a politics I can respect. It espouses an internationalist and cosmopolitan outlook that stands against the more extreme nationalism, nativism, and isolationism that can prove to ...more