Madeleine Albright, praised by presidents, changed the course of history


Madeleine Albright, praised by presidents, changed the course of history

  • Madeleine Albright died on March 23 at the age of 84.
  • In his eulogy, former President Bill Clinton described his last conversation with Albright.
  • By the time Madeleine Albright died of cancer last month, she had become a cultural icon.

Madeleine Albright was celebrated by two presidents in a cathedral full of Washington officials on Wednesday, but she never forgot what it was like to be fired just because she was a woman.

She raised a particular beef with me more than once. The issue made the front page of Long Island Newsday when President Bill Clinton in 1993 appointed her as United States Ambassador to the United Nations. “Ex-housewife LI takes center stage,” he said.

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