West and Thompson

by John J. Miller

We have a special Thursday edition of Between the Covers: a conversation with Susan Hertog, author of Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search of Love and Power. We discuss these two extraordinary women, what they thought about Hitler and Communism, whether they are best understood as feminists, and, in the case of West (who lived to 1983), what she thought of Margaret Thatcher.