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-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (US Department of State)
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-The Promise of Democratic Peace: Why Promoting Freedom Is the Only Realistic Path to Security (Condoleezza Rice, December 11, 2005, Washington Post)
-PODCAST: with Marcus Mabry (Written Voices)
-ESSAY: THINK AGAIN: CONDOLEEZZA RICE: (Marcus Mabry, Foreign Policy) She is viewed as the ultimate team player, a woman of intellect and poise whose loyalty to the president is unwavering. But a closer look reveals that Condi is less intellectual, politically savvier, and far more formidable than people realize.
-EXCERPT: from Twice as Good: Condi's Rescue Mission: In his forthcoming biography of Condoleezza Rice, NEWSWEEK's Marcus Mabry explains the roots—and the consequences—of her loyalty to the president. (Marcus Mabry, Newsweek)
A Resolute Condoleezza Rice (Maria Bartiromo, 7/14/07, Business Week)
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been at George W. Bush's side since he was sworn in as President in 2001, first as National Security Advisor and now as the nation's top diplomat. Like the President, she has been pilloried for not adequately recognizing the al Qaeda threat before September 11 and for helping to lead America into a quagmire in Iraq after the attacks. But her resolve has never wavered, and her poise has rarely been pierced. Both those qualities were on display during a lengthy and compelling discussion at the State Dept. What will your legacy be? It's too early to think about legacies. Today's headlines are rarely the same as what history's judgment is going to be. If I look back, though, what I'm most glad we did is to put the promotion of democracy at the center of American foreign policy. I'm a firm believer that unless America stands for the fact that every man, woman, and child deserves to live in a system that permits them a say in who governs them, that permits them to educate their boys and girls, to be free from the knock of the secret police at night—unless we stand for those very basic human rights, no one will. But in the Middle East, we had a policy of exceptionalism. We somehow argued that stability was what mattered. And I know when you look at the Middle East today, you say: "Whoa, it's not very stable." Well, it wasn't very stable before, either. It was a false stability in which dictators like Saddam Hussein put 300,000 people in mass graves, where Syria occupied Lebanon for decades, where healthy political forces were squeezed out because authoritarian regimes gave them no place to develop. Instead, al Qaeda become the expression of politics in the Middle East. So I am very proud that this President has put democracy at the fore.
-ESSAY: Straight at State? (The Dish, July 06, 2007, Washington Blade)
Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE might not be a lesbian, and no one is more depressed about this than Dish.
-REVIEW of Twice as Good by Marcus Mabry (The New Yorker)
-REVIEW: of Twice as Good (Amy Alexander, Washington Post)
-REVIEW: of Twice as Good (The Economist)
-REVIEW: of Twice as Good (Jonathan Freedland, NY Times)
-REVIEW: of Twice as Good (Stebbins Jefferson, Palm Beach Post)
-REVIEW: of Twice as Good (Alec Harvey, Birmingham News)
-REVIEW: of Twice as Good (Joe Conason, Salon)
-REVIEW: of Twice as Good (A.G. NOORANI, Frontline)
-REVIEW: of Twice as Good (W. J. Rayment / ConservativeBookstore )
Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power (2007) - Marcus Mabry (-) (Grade:B+)
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