Wrote the tribute for Vladimir Putin
's inclusion in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" (Leaders & Revolutionaries section / May 12, 2008).
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[on 9/11] I don't want to sound Pollyannaish, but I hope that out of a tragedy like this something good will come. I hope we understand we're one family.
Her parents, Josef Korbel, a Czechoslovakian diplomat, and Anna Spiegelova, named her Marie Jana; the name "Madeleine" came from "Madlenka," a childhood nickname.
Her brooches, suited for occasions she attends. For example, she wears an anchor brooch when attending Navy functions.