–by Dr. Laura Wilhelm, LauraWil Intercultural
West Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/5/18 -Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who served as America’s top diplomat during the Clinton Administration, has a new book out called FASCISM: A WARNING. According to her, it would have come out no matter who got elected!
Albright is concerned about the sociopolitical trends she has been observing in the United States and around the world. For the record, she does not consider President Donald Trump to be a fascist, but HAS called him “the most undemocratic President in U.S. history.”
Fascist leaders are willing to use violence to achieve their ends. Undemocratic leaders tend to disregard key constitutional rights such as freedom of speech and ignore institutions put into place to protect the citizenry. But once the snowball starts to roll, it may be hard to stop.
Madeline Albright’s book is considered to be a personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world. 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.
One might reasonably 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 political career to question that assumption. Fascism, as Albright demonstrates, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a greater threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II.
The United States, which has historically championed the free world, is now led by a President who supports division and scorns democratic institutions.
Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. In many other countries, economic, technological, and cultural factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left.
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, Albright’s call to arms could help us all to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past. Please follow this link to order a copy!