All posts tagged: Madeline Albright

E Pluribus Unum

Warning: This post contains spoilers from Sunday’s Madam Secretary premiere. Sometimes, and not very often enough, a TV show comes along that just rocks my world. One such show is MADAM SECRETARY, starring Teá Leoni in the title role, as Elizabeth McCord. This outstanding show—penned and steered by Barbara Hall and God himself, Morgan Freeman—is now in it’s fifth season. It was the premiere episode this Sunday, in which Gen. Colin Powell, Madeline Albright and a personal hero of mine, Hilary Clinton guest starred, playing themselves. Each of these great previous, real-life, Secretary of State, offering advice and sage counsel to the fictional McCord on the topic of a Unified America, and the rise of Nationalism — “a perversion of patriotism” she quotes in what is, quite honestly, truly one of the most outstanding speeches never given by a Secretary of State or, to come out of the White House. The fictional McCord’s remarks were inspirational—so much so, I ended up with chills going down my spine and goosebumps all along my arms. Here’s the full text …