Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins The Daily Circuit to talk about her latest memoir, "Prague Winter," which explores her childhood in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation and the onset of the Cold War.
From The Economist:
The book is, above all, a journey of self-discovery. Ms Albright conducts a compelling personal exploration of her family's Jewish roots, of which she only learned shortly before she first started serving as secretary of state, thanks to an ardent reporter at the Washington Post. She was "shocked" and "embarrassed" at the time of the expose, and, as she writes in her book, not "entirely reassured by the many people who spoke or wrote to me of having had comparable experiences concerning secrets kept by their own parents. I could accept without being satisfied that there was nothing inexplicable or unique about the gap in my knowledge; still, I regretted not having asked the right questions."