By Anjali Nayak
Child of Czech refugees fleeing from Nazi invaders, Madeline K. Albright flourished as a diplomat and as the first woman to serve as secretary of state died on March 22 in Washington at the age of 84. The cause was apparently cancer.
Albright climbed the ranks of the Democratic Party to pinnacles of success as a counselor to President Jimmy Carter and as a foreign policy advisor to three presidential candidates. It was not until she served from 1997 to 2001 during the Clinton administration. Former President Bill Clinton makes a statement saying that, “Hillary and I are profoundly saddened by the passing of Madeleine Albright. She was one of the finest secretaries of state, an outstanding UN ambassador, a brilliant professor, and an extraordinary human being. Few leaders have been so perfectly suited for the times in which they served.” (The New York Times)
As a secretary of state, Albright promoted the expansion of NATO eastward and the non – proliferation of nuclear weapons. This is very important and very good for eastward places because now they have the protection of the United State’s huge artillery of nuclear weaponpons, it which is very good especially considering the circumstances of today. Madeleine Albright always meant to help those that are disadvantaged, and even her becoming a Secretary of state shows as such. In a world in which women were hardly even able to vote or own land, Madeleine Albright defied all the odds and became a role model for the ages and for women everywhere. Ever since her death, Joe Biden has ordered all flags in the white house and in all government places to fly at half mast.