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

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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.

In The Mighty and the Almighty, Madeleine Albright examines the profound impact of religion on America’s view of itself, the effect on U.S. policy of the rise of the Christian right, the Bush administration’s 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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Madeleine Albright served as America's sixty-fourth Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career also includes positions on Capitol Hill, the National Security Council, and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She is a resident of Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

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After 9/11, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright decided to examine the role of religion in modern politics. THE MIGHTY & THE ALMIGHTY is the interesting result. Albright's experience as a public speaker and professor is evident in this eminently listenable audiobook. While one wishes that she had audibly smiled when reading the book's humorous anecdotes, she does everything else right. She makes good use of her modulated, pleasantly raspy voice, varying her tone and rhythm to lighten the dense information and pacing the narration so that listeners have time to digest the material. An informative author interview is an added benefit at the end. This is an excellent production of a timely volume. A.C.S. AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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