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Fascism: A Warning
Fascism: A Warning | Madeleine Albright
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A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes todays world, written by one of Americas most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state.
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JenReadsAlot
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Great listen and felt like I also learned quite a bit.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This was a great one! 2mo
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REPollock
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This was an interesting commute audiobook. It's not an engrossing page-turner, but the chapters on historically significant fascist rulers filled in the gaps of my knowledge (in high school, my "world history" classes were very Eurocentric & they never got past WW2). She wrote this during the early part of the Trump presidency & it's clear she found a lot of his policies & practices to be dengerous to democracy.

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REPollock
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Next audiobook!

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Seekingtardis I just set mine up this weekend and I‘m so excited to get to this point!!!! 3mo
REPollock @StaceGhost AeroGarden! I love it. 3mo
REPollock @Seekingtardis I‘ve had this one for over a year, it‘s fantastic! 3mo
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HotMessJess
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An important purchase

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Susanita
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She spoke at Colin Powell‘s funeral. Now she can speak with him again. RIP. 😢

wanderinglynn So sad. And I need to read this book as it‘s been on my TBR for a while. 3mo
vivastory What a legend!! 3mo
Megabooks Groundbreaking woman 3mo
DivineDiana I had the pleasure of attending her Author Talk when this book was released. My signed copy is still unread. Plan to remedy that pronto! ❤️ 3mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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RIP! Madeleine Albright…. Such a smart and accomplished human!

MallenNC I hate to hear this news. I need to read her memoirs. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC this one was great…. I have to read this one yet 3mo
DivineDiana I saw her at an author event at the University of Pennsylvania when this book was released. So glad that Zi had the opportunity, and in her honor, I am moving the book way up on my list. ❤️ 3mo
wanderinglynn Her memoir was fascinating 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wanderinglynn I have to read that one too! 3mo
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Christinak
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I was surprised how much I enjoyed this nonfiction history. I read this straight through… this is wonderfully written! I consumed this.

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staci.reads
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The last 4 chapters redeemed the book. I didn't expect it to be predominantly a retelling of the textbook histories of previous fascist or fascist-leaning world leaders. I expected references and comparisons, but not so much pure historical narrative. The last 1/4 of the book was the discussion I came here for - modern fascism and how we recognize and understand it. Madame Secretary's perspective is invaluable. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 10mo
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BBowling
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Madeline Albright informs the reader on all world leaders who now and in our past, lean to fascism, the working definition of the term, and the hope and need to confront it. Around the world fascist tendencies are rising, as it is here, as it is demonstrated by Trump. She offers remedies, direction to support democratic values. Very insightful read.

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Librarybelle
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As a historian and librarian, I am constantly talking about the importance of knowing past actions and how they shape actions of today and tomorrow.

The tagged book is one I read within the last couple of years that illustrates this well. I was riveted by Albright‘s quick historical lesson on fascism throughout the world, and the consequences nations have faced thanks to leaders‘ actions. Failure to study these could mean repetitious actions.

KVanRead More important than ever!! Thanks for playing 😊 2y
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JenniferEgnor
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Arrived in the post today. Quote that begins the book:

Every age has its own Fascism. —Primo Levi

That‘s scary. And sad.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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This is part of the audible member sale, for those that are members. Definitely worth a listen.

#NFNov
#NonfictionMatters

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coffees
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Oh man, yesterday the family was out all day so I hardly had time to read! Which is why I'm super glad I read during the early hours 😂 Barely made my 5 hour goal! In total, I did exactly 15hrs this weekend 😱😱

This was my last read #nonfiction #facism #worldwar

#24B4Monday #teamslaughter @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 Well done and thanks for taking part. 🥳👏👏👏😊 3y
coffees Thank you and I had fun! 😀👌👌👌 3y
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jenniferw88
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#top6reads of 2019 so far! All of these have remained in my brain long after finishing them... @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I chose Bad Blood too!!! Soooo good!! Hope you had a good flight home. ❤️ 3y
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen we did eventually thanks after being delayed 2 hours! Bad blood was so good - i listened to it but it has really stuck with me - I'm just grateful that she wasn't in the UK as the tests she wanted the machine to do could easily have affected my conditions so parts were extra scary for me! 3y
Cinfhen That is really scary and such a terrible thought. 3y
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MargaretPinardAuthor
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Nothing like curling up with a cozy bedtime read...

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Nebklvr
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Alot of info about not so great leaders from a really smart woman. I did feel she gave the US a bit of a pass on past meddling that led to and supported various dictators.

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Pruzy
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Fascism: A Warning by the former secretary of state, Madeleine Albright is a very clear and concise overview of fascism, starting with a refresher on Hitler and Mussolini and moving on to our present day with an overview of a multitude of countries with leaders who are dictators or have demagogue-like qualities.

A much needed rallying cry for democracy on days when it is sometimes easier to put your head in the sand and hope it all works out!

RaimeyGallant Great review! 3y
Pruzy @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 3y
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jenniferw88
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5 🌟 Definitely appreciate the UK more now!

mrsmarch I listened to the audio. Gorgeous. Harrowing. 3y
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js0315
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Eh...first half was interesting

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BacklistB__ch
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This book is the perfect answer to our current situation. Madeleine Albright is my new hero!

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mrsmarch
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That‘s not a bad number to catch on!

JoScho 💜🥳💜🥳💜 3y
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mrsmarch
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🎉read more
🎉buy less
🎉borrow more (library!)
🎉read more of what I already own
🎉complete a challenge #readyourgenes
🎉finish a series
🎉read more women!

🎉I would love to meet a Litten I haven‘t already met. Anyone around #Boston? #in2019

RealLifeReading #readyourgenes ? How interesting! 3y
mrsmarch @RealLifeReading I‘m going to read books based on the groups in my AncestryDNA test. I‘m going to be reading a lot of cold countries 😂 3y
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mrsmarch
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I can‘t get my two year old to put on pants to go to the library. This is unnecessarily difficult.

monalyisha Omg the tagged book. 😅😂 3y
Slajaunie 😂😂😂 I feel your pain. I have three but my youngest is now 14. Good Luck! 📚 3y
mrsmarch @monalyisha it is exTREMEly appropriate 3y
mrsmarch @Slajaunie I get that she has my aversion to large public groups, but cmon girl. Library. The best reason for pants. 3y
Slajaunie 😂😂😂 3y
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RaimeyGallant
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History has as many interpretations as there are interpreters. I don't subscribe 100 percent to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's interpretations, but I did find value in learning them. She takes readers along on an easy-to-follow chronology of fascist and fascist-leaning leaders (Trump inclusive), all the while, via takeaways from discussions with her students, digs into what fascism is and isn't.

Lcsmcat I loved this as an audiobook read by Albright. 3y
RaimeyGallant @Lcsmcat I did it on audio as well. Always a bonus when the author reads! :) 3y
GingerAntics This was a great primer on fascism. It‘s not something that is frequently covered in history texts. 3y
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JaclynW I loved this book! The audio was excellent. 3y
TheBrockUEnglishMajor Reading this right now 3y
Iblu Interesting. Added to my stack, thanks! 3y
Pruzy So interested to find out what aspects of her ideas you did not agree with! 3y
RaimeyGallant @Pruzy I'm not sure my memory is good enough to remember. :) 3y
Pruzy @RaimeyGallant That‘s fair! You read it a while ago 3y
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mrsmarch
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Listening to Secretary Albright at 2x speed and antidosing myself to the resultant sense of impending doom by watching Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse in bed with Rivvy and Bunny #dogsoflitsy #audiobooking

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GondorGirl
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Here is my B&N Black Friday haul. Everything is signed. I've been hoarding gift cards and coupons and only spent 23$ cash!

DivineDiana Great job! 👏🏻👍🏻📚 4y
JennyM Wow 😲You did good!! 4y
Beckys_Books Wow! 4y
SMayWrites Fantastic! Now to make a blanket fort to crawl into a read! 4y
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Bookish.Leftist.Auntie
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Well written and informative.

JustJill1963 I enjoyed it also. 3y
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Kempii
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Historical book about famous past and current fascists, what they have in common, and what traits of a fascist Donald Trump exhibits. The eeriest part was the analogy to plucking feathers off a chicken, one at a time--taking steps toward greater consolidation of power so gradually that the people don't realize what's happening until it's too late.

Shawn898 Sounds a lot like what Obama was doing. Seems odd because trump holds the record for the highest amount of deregulation submitted by a president AKA taking power away from the government but hell, in a world uneducated and told how to think by every MSM new source, rich liberal shill, and moronic celebrity out there how could you really blame people for believing such absurd statements as trump is a fascist. Few people think with their own mind. (edited) 4y
Kempii I worked for both President Obama and President Trump. My opinion is shaped by my direct experience working for both presidents. 4y
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Bookish.Leftist.Auntie
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There is so much information in this book I feel like I should be taking notes! Even though it is so information-packed, it is not a difficult read. Except, that is, in the areas that eerily mirror our current world, which happen to be quite a lot. Definitely worth the read!

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GingerAntics
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4.5🌟 This book is very dense. I could see using this book as a 20th Century history textbook. It has SO much information packed into it. It is far more like a history book than I expected. Had I known that, I would have read it differently (and I did read the second half like a historian). She's definitely done her homework.
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GingerAntics I didn't give it 5 stars because as a book meant for the mainstream I can see a lot of people giving up on this book with how dense it is. It's great information and *should* be knowledge we all learned in school, but it's not. I absolutely enjoyed Madam Secretary Albright's voice in this. You can almost hear her saying all of this (and you literally can if you get the audiobook). #fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright 4y
MotionChickness I‘ve enjoyed following along with your quotes 😊 4y
GingerAntics @Stephuhhnieee lol thanks...toward they end I didn't post all the quotes I made images for because I feared people were getting annoyed. 4y
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GingerAntics
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I've had theology/catachism teachers like this. I think we need more people like this, but definitely not politicians.
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright #questions #socraticmethod

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GingerAntics
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This is part of why I NEVER vote by party and will never join a political party. I vote based on two things:
1. What a person is willing to fight for (if it's for freedom for everyone or just some)
2. If they can behave as if they passed kindergarten
Number two is an absolute deal breaker for me. I know I will never totally agree with any candidate, but if I agree more than disagree and they can play well with others, they have my vote.

GingerAntics The other reason I will never join a political party is because I'm a historian and I've seen what happens when party affiliation becomes the be all and end all. It's disgusting and I will not join a political party because it's a little too "nazi party" for me. #fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright 4y
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GingerAntics
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We need more of this all around.
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

Lcsmcat Very applicable to current news about the caravan of refugees, isn‘t it? 4y
GingerAntics @Lcsmcat my thoughts exactly 4y
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GingerAntics
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This seems to be the loudest vision for America these days.
"Liberal" is NOT a four letter word. It's not a curse. It's not negative. It is what every true American should be. It's what the constitution demands.
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

Graywacke Enjoying your quotes from this 4y
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GingerAntics
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Samplergal No kidding. Every week just gets worse. #votebluenomatterwho 4y
GingerAntics @samplergal Doesn't it? It's getting disgusting. I'm losing patience with the people who are buying into the BS, too. 4y
Samplergal @GingerAntics lost that before the “nationalist” was elected. Cult. 4y
GingerAntics @samplergal if I'm being completely honest, so did I. I try to not add to the divisivness by playing into their tactics, fear mongering, and derision. The way get this county back on track is not through the same tactics that got us here in the first place. 4y
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GingerAntics
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What the hell does one person need with all that?! He deserved to be sent packing. Good lord. 🙄
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

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GingerAntics
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I have 4 days left with this book and 8 more chapters. I need to stop posting quotes and just read. lol There are just so many really good points and quotes.

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GingerAntics
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The midterms are coming. I beg you, go vote!
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

Maria514626 👏👏👏👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️🙌🙌🙌 4y
TheBookHippie 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4y
Graywacke 👍 4y
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GingerAntics
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I guess higher education has a benefit after all. Does this sound like another group we're familiar with these days?
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

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GingerAntics
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This doesn't surprise me either.
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

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GingerAntics
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Why does this not surprise me?
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

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GingerAntics
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Get a college education they said. It will nearly guarantee you a job.
Get a masters degree. It really will guarantee you a good job.
Actually, if you want a secure job with a possibly living wage you're going to need a doctorate.
I have the masters. Guess what I have? A dead end, part time job and more than $155,000 in student debt. The above fact does not surprise me in the least.
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

SassyBookworm Preach! That‘s what I did! Went back to school and got my bachelors and funny thing is my associates degree does me more good so I‘m working in a medical office as a receptionist...funny the hubs has some college no degree and makes more money than me working at The Home Depot 🤔🧐 (nothing wrong with that but I was always taught more education more money...ummm no) 4y
GingerAntics @SassyBookworm people really worship this idea of going to college, but I'm honestly thinking that if what you're passionate about doesn't require it, then go after what you want and forget it. Going to college and it not paying off basically just puts you into debt from the beginning, so it's actually hurting people. I've wanted a PhD since I was 8 or 9 when I first learned what one was, but I'm having to re-evaluate. 4y
GingerAntics @SassyBookworm I totally agree with you. If you do honest work for honest pay, there is zero shame in that. That's awesome. If you enjoy what you do, all the better. Isn't that the goal of every adult, really? 4y
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RJHowe We should not so quickly knock higher education and it‘s economics. On average someone with a university degree will make about a million more over their life than without. Even when you add in cost the average degree holder will make hundreds of thousands more. 4y
GingerAntics @RJHowe I'm not knocking it. It has its benefits, but that fact is true for SOME graduates and not others. That needs to be said up front. At this rate, I will NEVER be able to pay off my student loans. I have a masters degree and can't get a full time job doing anything, even answering phones. There aren't jobs in all fields, and that needs to be said up front. 4y
GingerAntics @RJHowe Higher education is not the cure all that it's been made out to be (especially to my generation). 4y
GingerAntics @RJHowe besides, society still needs people to work at Walmart, answer phones and work as mechanics. You can't get those jobs with "too much" education and without those people the grocery story doesn't exist, phones don't get answered, cars don't get repaired and keep running. That is one path, it is not the only path. We need to respect people who cannot access higher education for whatever reason, or choose not to for whatever reason. 4y
SassyBookworm @GingerAntics where I live (rural America) the only jobs that you can really use a degree for here are teaching, nursing, accounting (not counting like doctors and lawyers ect) a lot of technical jobs like welding and cosmetology (now even nursing) people go to our local 2 year tech school. Many of the jobs I have previously applied for wanted not only a degree but experience as well...hard to get experience when I can‘t get a job in my field. 4y
GingerAntics @SassyBookworm I'm having that problem as well. There are no jobs for my degree and everything else either requires experience or I'm told I'm too educated so hiring me would be too big a risk. How are you supposed to get experience? What are these people going to do when all the people WITH experience retire or die? No one will have experience then. (edited) 4y
SassyBookworm @GingerAntics and I honestly LOVE my job now! I work in a small medical office with the best staff I‘ve ever worked with! And (not counting the doctors/NPs) there are 3 of us (that I know of) who all have bachelors degrees and not working in what our degrees are in...architecture, agriculture and communications. I‘m just happy to have a job and love what I do and the people I work with! 4y
GingerAntics @SassyBookworm that's the situation I'm in. I love my job. None of us are working in the field of our degrees, even those of us with advanced degrees. I work with a great group of people. The only thing I would change would be making us full time. Trying to survive on 19.5 hours a week, max, is impossible. (edited) 4y
SassyBookworm @GingerAntics EXACTLY!!! I was unemployed for 8 months and got really lucky to get the job I have! I was told way to many time that I needed more experience or that having a degree I would expect more pay which they weren‘t willing to do. Honestly I didn‘t care about pay I just wanted to get paid! Something is better than nothing! I just hate paying for a degree that has done me no good. Basically an expensive piece of paper that says I‘m smart. 4y
GingerAntics @SassyBookworm YES!!! THAT!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻6 figures for two pieces of paper (and a wallet size of the second one) that say I'm smart, I can read, and I can do research. Lovely. Woohoo. 4y
SassyBookworm @GingerAntics that‘s terrible! I hope that you‘ll find something fulltime or you place of work will allow you full time hours soon! 4y
GingerAntics @SassyBookworm apparently it's all to do with retirement. We have met life accounts, but they would have to give us more or do more of something if we were full time, so hardly anyone is full time anymore. Most professors aren't full time, they don't give out tenure to anyone anymore. Only people at the very top of full time. It saves them money that way. 4y
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GingerAntics
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(Emphasis mine) I feel like American politics has completely forgotten this (at best) or abandoned it (at worst).
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

Maria514626 Or inconvenient for business. 👏👏 4y
GingerAntics @Maria514626 Yeah. That seems like the same thing at times. 4y
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VioletBramble I think it's possible we'll have another Civil War in the US first. Depending on how the election goes in November. 4y
GingerAntics @VioletBramble I hadn't thought of that. Hm. I fear I may have to move if that's the case. I'll be on the crazy "we love Fascism" side of the fight in that case. Hopefully there will be a refuge exchange or something...or I'll be executed. They don't like historians for all kinds of reasons (not just because we see the parallels between Musillini, Hitler, and Trump) here. 4y
VioletBramble We'll have to set up an Underground Railroad situation. 4y
GingerAntics I worry about my disabled mother. I could leave on foot and just keep walking until I reached safety if I had to, but she can't. 4y
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GingerAntics
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But apparently tent cities for children in Texas aren't it.
#fascism #fascismawarning #madeleinealbright

Faibka 😔 yup. It‘s very shocking how some people have rationalized it somehow and agree with it (edited) 4y
Tamra Ugh, disgusting. 4y
GingerAntics @Tamra @Faibka we've got this new group of people headed this way now. So I'm guessing we'll have a new incident when they get here. 🙄 I seriously feel bad for these people. They're screwed if they stay home and screwed if they leave. (edited) 4y
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