DMA Arts & Letters Live: Madeleine Albright
Madeleine K. Albright is a professor, diplomat, bestselling author, and businesswoman who served as the 64th secretary of state of the United States—the first woman to serve in that role. In 2012 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. She will appear in conversation with Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Her No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Fascism: A Warning, is a personal and urgent examination of fascism in the 20th century and how its legacy shapes today’s world. The 20th 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. Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that assumption.
This is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written by someone who has not only studied history but helped 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.