Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs
On Sale: March 28, 2007
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Non-Fiction Political | Non-Fiction Memoir
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 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
Americaï¿½s approach to the world. 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.
In The Mighty and the Almighty, Madeleine Albright examines
the profound impact of religion on Americaï¿½s view of itself,
the effect on U.S. policy of the rise of the Christian
right, the Bush administrationï¿½s 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.
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