Madeleine Albright on Writing and World Politics

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright  talks about diplomatic transitions and her memoir, now in paperback, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.


Madeleine Albright

Comments [16]

...was referring to a previous nod to a (believe it or not) cogent thought expressed by our friend from Queens.

We all make mistakes.

Feb. 21 2013 11:26 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Where was the United Nations during the Rwanda genocide?

Did the UN send troops to end the slaughter?

Where is the United Nations during the slaughter in Syria. The UN says 60,000+ have died, and the killing goes on.

Feb. 21 2013 11:25 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

No, DBoy

There is hope. As the motto of SAC (the old Strategic Air Command) once was: "Security Through Strength." Only when you are too weak to defend yourself, then there is no hope. As long as there is strength, there is hope. The weak had better hope there is a strong America to come to save them, because no one else can or would bother.

Feb. 21 2013 11:23 AM
jesse from manhattan

Come on wars in Europe?...what about the war to break up the former Yugoslavia which your guest helped to instigate and engineer and has personally profited from through her investments are beginning to lose all credibility as a journalist...

Feb. 21 2013 11:22 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

@dboy - I say 'f-ck hope'

Feb. 21 2013 11:21 AM
Bob from Brookyln

"National Security Support" -

WHATEVER. Everythang's Corrupt.

Feb. 21 2013 11:20 AM

terrible interview...shoulda got Lennie Lopate to ask tough questions to a war criminal

Feb. 21 2013 11:19 AM

I take it back.

There's really no hope...

Feb. 21 2013 11:18 AM
jgarbuz from Queens


6 million were murdered, including 99% of my family, and didn't escape the Holocaust, so what's your point? You mean about Clinton not sending troops to save the Rwandans from the massacre? But then if he had, and succeeded in saving most of the slaughtered Rwandans, you would have accused him of the same things that you accused Bush of. That is, invading a country without explicit UN approval. If those Rwandans had not died, you'd still have something to criticize regardless.

Feb. 21 2013 11:15 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Could you ask Ms. Albright what she thinks about the breakup of Czechoslovakia into two states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia?

Feb. 21 2013 11:12 AM

At least YOU escaped the holocaust.

One MILLION Rwandans didn't.

Feb. 21 2013 11:10 AM
John A

I heard the secretary remembering how great the courses were with Brezinski(sp)... What is the consensus in the academe on whether an Empire must always exist, and doesn't this - being the empire - always become financially unsustainable?

Feb. 21 2013 11:07 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

Please ask Albright if US leadership focuses too much on injustice abroad to the detriment of injustice here in the States.

Feb. 21 2013 11:03 AM
"A Jewish Question"

Comment on today's Anti-Jew activities worldwide, from perspective of an American, a European, a wise woman and a person of Jewish descent?

Predictions on this (or any other topic)?

Feb. 21 2013 10:58 AM

summary 1st pls joe

Feb. 21 2013 10:55 AM

ask her about this

Feb. 21 2013 10:10 AM

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