Fascism: A Warning

Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former US Secretary of State. Moderated by Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

The 20th century was defined by the clash between democracy and fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that assumption. Fascism, as Albright shows, not only endured through the 20th century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. Is the momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell going into reverse? How are economic, technological, and cultural factors playing a role in empowering the political extremes?

Written by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, Fascism: A Warning, is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. The book will be available for sale and signing from The Book Cellar following the program.

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8:15 a.m.

8:45 a.m.
Moderated presentation and audience Q&A

9:45 a.m.
Program ends and book signing begins 

10:30 a.m.