Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state, is worried about democracy. Albright’s next book, “Fascism,” is a warning that democratic governments are “fragile” and the United States under President Donald Trump is enduring its own crisis.
“The author examines the economic, religious, racial, and cultural factors that are today dividing populations and fostering bigotry across the globe, while also looking at how demagogues from Mussolini to Duterte have attracted followers by exploiting fear, nurturing anger, and promising easy answers to complex problems,” according to HarperCollins.
“Fascism” is part of a two-book deal with HarperCollins and will come out April 2018, the publisher told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Her second book, not yet titled, will be a memoir about her years since leaving the State Department in 2001. Albright, who served under President Bill Clinton, has written the memoirs “Prague Winter” and “Madam Secretary.”
At least two other books by former secretaries of state are scheduled. Hillary Clinton’s book of essays will be out this fall. John Kerry, who succeeded Clinton in the Obama administration, is working on a memoir.
Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, who served under president George W. Bush, recently published “Democracy.” Rice’s book examines self-government worldwide and urges the U.S. to be a leader in advocating for freedom and human rights.