Copies of “The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs,” a new book by Madeleine Albright, with an introduction by former President Bill Clinton, are now available on sale at The College Store.
Albright received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award in ceremonies in September 2001 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and delivered the Convocation address.
She was Secretary of State during the Clinton administration, and the first woman to hold the post. She is also a former representative to the United Nations.
A reviewer has written that “Albright is especially qualified to tackle the thorny subject of the role of faith in international relations.
“In a remarkably accessible, even breezy style, she looks at these issues in light of recent history both abroad and at home, from the religious fundamentalism that led to the ouster of the shah of Iran to the invasion of Iraq and American hope that a political culture can emerge there that integrates democracy and Islam.
“Albright also looks critically at President Bush, an evangelical Christian who invokes God in the name of fighting 'evil.' In this ambitious, thoughtful, and wide-ranging treatment, Albright deftly balances the pragmatic need to confront religious-based unrest and the idealistic need to temper one's own personal beliefs in the public realm.”