October 8, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Monday dismissed Mitt Romney's foreign policy as “full of platitudes” and light on specifics in the wake of the Republican presidential nominee's latest address on the subject. In a conference call with reporters, Albright said she came away from his speech “confused” on a number of issues, including whether Romney would have intervened to help end the regime of Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi and if he would now arm the rebels in Syria.
May 29, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Folk singer Bob Dylan and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. A number of figures from the struggles and shifts of the 1960s were recognized Tuesday. Civil rights campaigner Dolores Huerta and astronaut John Glenn also received the medal. The year 1962 looms especially large in President Obama's picks: That was the year Dylan put out his first album, when Huerta cofounded the National Farm Workers Assn.
May 13, 2012 |
"Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948" Madeleine Albright Harper: 480 pp., $29.99 Madeleine Albright is a formidable figure. She was a member of the National Security Council and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. When she became secretary of State in 1997, she was the first woman to hold the position. Her manner is direct, with a frankness uncommon for her level of statecraft. Nowadays she teaches at Georgetown, has a school of international studies named for her at her alma mater, Wellesley College, and writes the occasional book.
December 13, 2008
Re "Speaking from experience," Opinion, Dec. 7 What a privilege to read a compendium from such a stellar panel. George Shultz, James Baker, Warren Christopher, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell have given much to their country and have provided sound and thoughtful advice for Hillary Rodham Clinton if she is confirmed as secretary of State. Thanks for the collection. I was struck by some contrasts, and by a few other things, in the five essays. Albright alone emphasized the importance of listening: "... there has to be a lot of listening in diplomacy."
September 8, 2006 |
A miniseries about the events leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks is "terribly wrong" and ABC should correct it or not air it, a group of former Clinton administration officials said in letters to the head of the network's parent company. But in a statement released Thursday afternoon in apparent response to the growing uproar, ABC said, "No one has seen the final version of the film because the editing process is not yet complete, so criticisms of film specifics are premature and irresponsible."
March 29, 2006
Re "Good versus evil isn't a strategy," Opinion, March 24 Madeleine Albright seems to have figured out solutions to all the world's problems. It is too bad she didn't get that revelation a few years ago when she was secretary of State. It is easy for her now to advise the current administration when she has no authority and bears no responsibility or accountability. Perhaps if the Clinton administration had acted on signs that were clearly out there of what was to come, President Bush might never have had to clean up this mess.