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

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

by Madeleine Albright (Author), PresidentBillClinton (Introduction)

Synopsis

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 US foreign policy? And how should America and the West deal with violent Islamist extremists? Traditionally, politicians have sought to downplay the impact of religious beliefs in international affairs. In this illuminating first-hand account, Madeleine Albright examines religion and foreign affairs through the lens of American history as well as her own personal experiences in public office, with a preface and opening chapters specially written for the UK edition. She offers a sharp critique of US policy, condemnation for those who exploit religious fervor for violent ends, and praise for political, cultural, and spiritual leaders who seek to harness the values of faith to bring people together. Albright has written a thought-provoking work that calls for bold leadership to rein in the many religious rivalries around the globe and lay the groundwork for a new moral consensus.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Publisher: Macmillan
Published: 05 May 2006

ISBN 10: 1405091606
ISBN 13: 9781405091602

Author Bio
Madeleine Albright served as US Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, the first woman ever to hold the position. Founder of The Albright Group LLC, chairman of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and the Mortara Endowed Distinguished Professor at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, she lives in Washington, D.C., and Virginia.