Ann Korologos Gallery Art & Literature Program is pleased to present Secretary Madeleine Albright for a free book signing and author’s talk on Friday, August 10th, 5 to 7PM at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt. Secretary Albright will be discussing her 2018 book, Fascism: A Warning, a personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world. Books are available for purchase at the event, and RSVP required, as space is limited.
“If we think of Fascism as a wound from the past that had almost healed, putting Trump in the White House was like ripping off the bandage and picking at the scab,” reflects Madeleine Albright in her book. While she does not call Trump a fascist, she says that he is “the most anti-democratic leader that I have studied in American history.”
A refugee from war-torn Czechoslovakia to her distinguished diplomatic career, Secretary Albright has witnessed, studied, and helped shape history. In her new book, she examines how, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the momentum towards democracy that defined the twentieth century has gone into reverse. Around the world, cultural, technical and economic factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left.
Fascism: A Warning is a book of our times, relevant to all times. Written by someone with a deep sense of history and how it is made, this call to arms teaches 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.
Madeleine K. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. Dr. Albright was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, Dr. Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. She is a Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Dr. Albright chairs the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She is also the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation. In 2012, she was chosen by President Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in recognition of her contributions to international peace and democracy.
For more information about this free community event, please call 970.927.9668 or visit Ann Korologos Gallery at 211 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO. Space is limited.