The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Political Science - 368 pages
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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 America's 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.

 

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Madeleine Albright was the first woman to be US Secretary of State, serving during President Bill Clinton's first administration. She is also a formidable intellect. [The Mighty & the Almighty] is her ... Read full review

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During the Cold War the world was divided into Soviet and Western Camps. After the collapse of communism we now discover that Religion has become an important matter in world diplomacy. Since 9/11 Religion and Religious extremism has become the dividing line. Read full review

Contents

One The Mighty and the Almighty
3
Two The Eyes of All People Are upon Us
15
Seven Because It Is Right
91
Eight Learning About Islam
109
Thirteen Confronting Al Qaeda
185
Fourteen The Saudi Dilemma
203
A Race for Souls
251
Eighteen The Whole Shooting Match
267
Nineteen Summoning the Better Angels
283
Afterword
293
Notes
303
Acknowledgments
321
Index
327
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Madeleine Albright served as America’s sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001.  Her distinguished career also in-cludes positions at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  She is a resident of Washington D.C., and Virginia.

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