Thursday, May 31, 2018
Fascism: A Warning
by Madeleine Albright
Harper, 2018, 288 pgs. Nonfiction
I’ll be honest. I’ve never really understood what fascism was. But thanks to Mrs. Albright’s very interesting examination of the fascists who have shaped our modern world, I am closer to understanding how to identify such people and the dangers they pose to our freedom and future. She begins with the fascist ideas and leaders that were responsible for World War II and ends with a warning that these same ideas are held by a new generation of leaders.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour of world politics from a woman who has been so influential for so many years. Her writing is clear and direct and she pulls no punches as she points to those who may challenge the democratic world we now inhabit. This is a wonderful exploration of the topic and will hopefully become the warning it was intended to be.