#1 New York Times Bestseller Best Books of 2018 --The Economist A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state A 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, which historically 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.
Complete beginners can use this workbook for Workbook for Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright and find immediate help in applying its major lessons. Fascism, Madeleine Albright's newest book, warns us and informs us of one of the biggest problems humanity has faced in a long time, it warns us about fascism. She claims that it is not behind in history as many people think, but that it is still wreaking havoc in many countries of the world. This is quite alarming as we all know, since the very thought of this word reminds us of some of the darkest episodes in the history of humanity. Fascism became a number one New York Times bestseller and has also been acclaimed by other magazines and newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Economist, and many others. Through this book, Albright warns us about the real danger of fascism, which in recent years has already made movements indicating its presence. Do you want to apply the major lessons to your daily life? The goal of this workbook is to help even the newest readers apply what may be the most critical lessons found in Workbook for Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright. Results have shown that learning is retained best through repeated hands-on applications. With Max Help Workbooks, readers will be able to find distilled information categorized into major lessons with applicable exercise worksheets to maximize learning. Don't Miss the Following Content: - Succinct breakdown of the book categorized into major lessons - Read and use the exercises yourself or as a group - Easy-to-understand analysis of each lessons distilled for even the newest of readers - Simple and practical worksheets to further reader's application - Quiz questions as a resource to be used for yourself or others So, what are you waiting for? Get your copy now and take out a pencil, pen, or whatever digital technology to jot down, implement, and make solid changes happen. And don't forget to have fun - that'll also keep you l
Summary of Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Fascism is being revived as an issue in these times because the election of Donald Trump as president is like "ripping off the bandage" on the wound caused by Fascism "and picking at the scabs." Author Madelein Albright believes that American presidents have had flaws but it is only now that an American chief executive is issuing statements and doing things that are "at odds with our democratic ideals." Painting a dark vision of fascist elements playing in current political situation in the US, Europe and around the world, Albright still issues words of hope. Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.
In the years between the two world wars, the parties of the left had to confront new and frightening movements which were intent on their complete destruction. Fascism triumphed in Italy, Germany, Spain and elsewhere, coming to power after intense struggles with the labour movements of those countries. Yet in Britain, the left was able to confront the challenge of fascism effectively by understanding the nature of the threat, and by evolving tactics which played a crucial role in preventing British fascist movements from growing and developing as they had elsewhere. This book examines the analyses of fascism put forward by British socialists and communists, explains the anti-fascist strategies they proposed, and assesses the reasons for their effectiveness. In recounting the theories and actions of the Labour Party, the TUC, the Communist Party of Great Britain and other left-wing groups, the work seeks to explain their different approaches, while at the same time highlighting the common thread that linked all their interpretations of fascism. The author seeks to redress an imbalance which has led to the ideas and actions of British anti-fascists being less well covered than those of their counterparts in Europe. The work is also a contribution to the ongoing debate regarding the nature of fascism, and of its neglected antithesis, anti-fascism. It will appeal to students and scholars of British history and politics in the inter-war period, as well as to those interested in the political ideologies of the left and the right.
A Warning for Inventors: Creating in the Age of Fascism
Author: Doc Halliwood
This is a real life story of torture, right here in America. This story is about the dangers of advanced technologies under the current counter-intelligence paradigm. It follows a young medical student as he exposes social media data collection practices and sale to military contractors, then being dragged out of his home and thrown in a mental hospital. He then attempts seeking asylum in Canada but cannot get across the border so drives across the country with the initial intention of going to Mexico to flee with his novel medical algorithms. He gets attacked throughout the entire adventure, falls in love, and overcomes torture to launch a kickstarter, write a song, and write a book about his experience being tortured and held captive within his own home. It covers many current events that coincided with the journey, and the rise of a fascist nazi regime. There are discussions on several emerging technologies and how they might aid in solving some of the problems of the world, or how they might destroy us all. A lot of the book discusses the problems with mental healthcare, the way we treat suicide, and the way we treat each other in general.
Often called the Picasso, Stravinsky, or Frank Lloyd Wright of the dance world, Martha Graham revolutionized ballet stages across the globe. Using newly discovered archival sources, award-winning choreographer and dance historian Mark Franko reframes Graham's most famous creations, those from the World War II era, by restoring their rich historical and personal context. Graham matured as an artist during the global crisis of fascism, the conflict of World War II, and the post-war period that ushered in the Cold War. Franko focuses on four of her most powerful works, American Document (1938), Appalachian Spring (1944), Night Journey (1948), and Voyage (1953), tracing their connections to Graham's intense feelings of anti-fascism and her fascination with psychoanalysis. Moreover, Franko explores Graham's intense personal and professional bond with dancer and choreographer Erick Hawkins. The author traces the impact of their constantly changing feelings about each other and about their work, and how Graham wove together strands of love, passion, politics, and myth to create a unique and iconically American school of choreography and dance.
Veteran scholar and peace activist David Cortright offers a definitive history of the human striving for peace and an analysis of its religious and intellectual roots. This authoritative, balanced, and highly readable volume traces the rise of peace advocacy and internationalism from their origins in earlier centuries through the mass movements of recent decades: the pacifist campaigns of the 1930s, the Vietnam antiwar movement, and the waves of disarmament activism that peaked in the 1980s. Also explored are the underlying principles of peace - nonviolence, democracy, social justice, and human rights - all placed within a framework of 'realistic pacifism'. Peace brings the story up-to-date by examining opposition to the Iraq War and responses to the so-called 'war on terror'. This is history with a modern twist, set in the context of current debates about 'the responsibility to protect', nuclear proliferation, Darfur, and conflict transformation.
Fascism by Madeleine Albright: Conversation Starters Fascism: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright, brings reader's attentions to the warning signs that surrounds America. Using her own experiences with fascism during her childhood in war-torn Europe, Madeleine Albright uses her expertise from both her experiences as a child and her career as a diplomat to show how dangerous and cunning fascism can be. Fascism: A Warning is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and written by one of the leading women in America. Madeleine Albright continues to work to better the American nation as a distinguished ambassador to the United Nations and more. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
Author: Ron Chernow
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Published to critical acclaim twenty years ago, and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about American finance. It is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned, ones that would transform the modern financial world. Tracing the trajectory of J. P. Morgan’s empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the financial crisis of 1987, acclaimed author Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the family’s private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved—a world that included Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A masterpiece of financial history—it was awarded the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction and selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century—The House of Morgan is a compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, and an essential book for understanding the money and power behind the major historical events of the last 150 years.