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by Madeleine Albright

  • ISBN: 0060897899
  • Category: History
  • Author: Madeleine Albright
  • Subcategory: World
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio; Unabridged edition (May 2, 2006)
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Introduction, William J. Clinton - Part 1. God, liberty, country.

Introduction, William J. The mighty and the almighty - "The eyes of all people are upon us" - Good intentions gone astray : Vietnam and the Shah - The question of conscience - Faith and diplomacy - The devil and Madeleine Albright - "Because it is right" - Part 2. Cross, crescent, star. Learning about Islam - Holy land, but whose?

Secretary Albright's book is significantly better when she talks about the Mighty than when she tries to describe the role of the Almighty. Upon reading her book, I must conclude that Madeleine Albright is brilliant.

Secretary Albright's book is significantly better when she talks about the Mighty than when she tries to describe the role of the Almighty. Many of her chapters have insightful analyses of the current states of various countries around the world. Her book really helped explain a great deal about the entire political scene, both today and in the past. I find it fascinating that what is happening in our world today actually confirms the theories she wrote about over two years ago.

Madeleine Albright served as America's sixty-fourth Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Two subjects that commonly result in heated debates are religion and politics. Ambassador to the United Nations. She is a resident of Washington, . In The Mighty and the Almighty, Madeleine Albright gives her take on the intersection of the two. No matter what your political disposition, it is enlightening to see a glimpse into the mind of the woman who served as the . Secretary of State from 1997-2001.

Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state and bestselling author of Madam Secretary, offers a Does America, as George W. Bush has proclaimed, have a special mission, derived from God, to bring liberty and democracy to the world? How much influence does th. . Bush has proclaimed, have a special mission, derived from God, to bring liberty and democracy to the world? How much influence does the Christian right have over .

The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs is a 2006 memoir written by Madeleine Albright, former United States Secretary of State. Albright looks at the role of God and religion in light of the current world situation. She examines Islamic fundamentalism and also the role Evangelicalism plays in the Bush White House.

Drawing upon her experiences while in office and her own deepest beliefs about morality, the United States, and the present state of world affairs, a woman noted for plain speaking offers her thoughts about the most controversial topics of our time.

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Reflections on. America, God, and. World Affairs. As an immigrant and the daughter of a former Czechoslovak diplomat, I was primarily interested in world affairs

Reflections on. As an immigrant and the daughter of a former Czechoslovak diplomat, I was primarily interested in world affairs. I did not, however, view the great issues of the day through the prism of religion-either my own or that of others. Nor did I ever feel secure enough about the depth of my religious knowledge to think I was in a position to lecture acquaintances about what they should believe.

All of us are well-acquainted with the author we are honoring tonight, Madeleine Albright. This is a conversation about a book that all of you I hope will be reading very soon, The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs

All of us are well-acquainted with the author we are honoring tonight, Madeleine Albright. We know her well from her very high-profile role as . ambassador to the United Nations and as secretary of State. This is a conversation about a book that all of you I hope will be reading very soon, The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs. We will begin, as is our custom, with a brief conversation that Madeleine and I will have, and then we will open for the second half of our meeting to questions from all of you. Secretary Albright signing books with Linda Porkin and Robin Chandler Duke.

Does America have a special mission, derived from God, to bring liberty and democracy to the world? How much influence does the Christian right have over U.S. foreign policy? And how should America deal with violent Islamist extremists? Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State and bestselling author of Madam Secretary, offers a thoughtful and often surprising look at the role of religion in shaping America's approach to the world.

In The Mighty and the Almighty, Madeleine Albright examines the profound impact of religion on America's view of itself, the effect on U.S. policy of the rise of the Christian right, the Bush administration's successes and failures in responding to 9/11, the challenges posed by the war in Iraq, and the importance of understanding Islam. She offers a balanced but, when necessary, devastating analysis of U.S. strategy, and condemns those of all faiths who exploit religious fervor to create divisions or enhance their own power.

In this illuminating account, Albright argues that, to be effective, U.S. policy makers must understand the power and place of religion in motivating others and in coloring how American actions are perceived. Defying the conventional wisdom, she suggests not only that religion and politics are inseparable, but that their partnership, when properly harnessed, can be a force for justice and peace.


Reviews about The Mighty and the Almighty CD: America, God, and World Affairs (7):
Aradwyn
Secretary Albright's book is significantly better when she talks about the Mighty than when she tries to describe the role of the Almighty. Many of her chapters have insightful analyses of the current states of various countries around the world. I think Secretary Albright thinks she's adding valuable insight by pointing to religious angles for various conflicts, but when she drops that and stays in her comfort zone of listing major characters and events, she shows an impressive ability to synthesize vast amounts of information. This book is most valuable for that aspect, even if it is probably a bit dated today. Additionally, Secretary Albright has some direct and unapologetic critiques of President Bush's foreign policy decisions with which she disagrees, but she is impeccably fair and professional, and the book benefits from her maturity.

When it comes to the Almighty, though, Secretary Albright just seems out of her element. She writes briefly about a discovery, late in life, that her heritage is Jewish, and she shares a few details about growing up as a cultural Roman Catholic, but she never convincingly presents herself as a person of faith. Quite the opposite, actually: she seems to identify with and address this book to career diplomats who have believed that, since religion has no personal meaning for their daily lives, then they don't need to know anything about it when interacting with people from other cultures. Her point is a terrific one, as she recommends that professionals learn about the major religions of the areas where they will be working, including a suggestion that more Arabic-speakers need to apply for positions in African countries with significant Muslim populations. As a spiritual guide herself, though, Secretary Albright just lacks either the experience or the personal convictions to influence someone other than a functionally atheist career diplomat. I scribbled an excited note in the margin of her Afterword, when she notes that a minister who read an earlier edition of the book chided her for strongly suggesting that doubt is a virtue and certainty a vice. To her credit, Secretary Albright spells out the strongest points of the minister's position, even though her own response is a bit lackluster and clumsy.

This book may be helpful to students of international studies at secular universities. It may be useful to diplomats who have never considered taking someone else's religion seriously. It is surely required reading for fans of Madeleine Albright. But for everyone else, I just don't think it's worth much time, and I am thankful that I found my copy on the bargain rack.
Oveley
Two subjects that commonly result in heated debates are religion and politics. In The Mighty and the Almighty, Madeleine Albright gives her take on the intersection of the two. No matter what your political disposition, it is enlightening to see a glimpse into the mind of the woman who served as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1997-2001. Because of this experience (among others), Albright is among a select group of people who can write on these two touchy subjects with unique, frontline insight. For that alone (not to mention the anecdotes), this book is a worthwhile read.

That being said, it's important to note that this book has its shortcomings. Those who are expecting a more academic analysis of the issue, buttressed by anecdotes (instead of replaced by them), are left wanting. Albright takes many things for granted that deserve more in-depth examination. For example, consistent with her Catholic upbringing, Albright all but assumes that there most definitely is a God, that most religions ultimately worship the same God, and that religions cause more good than harm. That may all well be true, but in examining conflicts that are all too often rooted in religion, a complete analysis would at least have to address - even if the proposition is ultimately dismissed - the *possibility* that religion is THE problem. Along these lines, it would have made for a much more thought-provoking read if the book had taken the kid gloves off and examined the religious aspects of the subject matter less deferentially (somewhat along the lines of what philosopher Daniel Dennett suggests in his book Breaking the Spell).

As another example of the book's lack of analysis, Albright essentially concludes in a few cursory sentences that it was right to establish the nation of Israel after World War II, essentially because of the harm the Jewish people had suffered. A more complete analysis might have more critically examined whether it was necessary to establish that nation in the Middle East, or why, if the Allied powers deemed it necessary to establish a Jewish state, they couldn't have (for example) bought large contiguous plots of land in the area rather than oust the people who already lived there.

Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinions, and if you aren't looking for anything more than Madeleine Albright's well-qualified opinion, you will not be disappointed with this book. If you're looking for more provocative critical analysis however, it's probably best to look somewhere else.

This Review Copyrighted 2009 by J. Smith
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For the record and pertinency, I am a conservative centrist. I am not nor have I ever been either a Democrat or a Republican. This is the 4th in a series of books written by former SecStates, two by Mr. Baker and two by Ms. Albright. I find them all intriguing in their own way. This text, "The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs," brings into focus the realities of the world from the world's perspective, how American actions are perceived by the world, and the direction America can and must take to rebuild that which as been lost. What sets this work apart is the analysis of the relationships among people from secular, cultural, and religious perspectives as they are interwoven in various patterns around the world. It is a refreshing book which I fully expect will have increasing relevance as we make the transition from the current to the future administration. I strongly endorse Ms. Albright's most recent book for anyone who takes a deep interest in American foreign policy.
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Upon reading her book, I must conclude that Madeleine Albright is brilliant. Her book really helped explain a great deal about the entire political scene, both today and in the past. I find it fascinating that what is happening in our world today actually confirms the theories she wrote about over two years ago.

While I do not agree with all of the opinions in her book, I found the theory about religion being at the root of war very intriguing and accurate. I wish I had thought of some of the concepts in the book myself. She has a knack for bringing out our 'best thinking'.

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