I Asked God For a Lot

In a new book, The Mighty & the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright explores the role religion plays in U.S. foreign policy. She spoke with TIME's Romesh Ratnesar last week.

You were raised Catholic. How did your faith influence you as Secretary of State? I asked God for a lot. I didn't say thank you enough. It shaped my view of morality, and in many ways I so much believe that morality needs to play a central role in foreign policy.

You criticized the war in Iraq during a meeting with President...

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