January 11, 2017
Hillary Clinton warned that ‘authoritarianism and illiberalism’ are threatening the foundations of the post-World War II era as she spoke at an opening of the US Diplomacy Center, a museum space at the State Department.
Clinton, who was joined by three other former secretaries of state on Tuesday evening, told the crowd of diplomats – who greeted her with screams and claps – that ‘democracy, freedom and rule of law are under attack around the world’.
‘Diplomacy is one of the greatest forces for peace, prosperity, and progress the world has ever known,’ she said in her speech. ‘And today, the lessons of this museum are more vital and urgent than ever. Democracy, freedom, and the rule of law are under attack around the world.
‘A rising tide of authoritarianism and illiberalism threatens the foundations of the post-World War II global era that American diplomats have built and defended since Marshall and Acheson.’
Clinton was joined at the event by Secretary of State John Kerry, and former secretaries Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 6:32 am