Is it obnoxious to re-read your own pieces? In any case, I have re-read “War of Words,” an essay I wrote in 2011. I wrote it at the suggestion of Rich Lowry after Kate Swift died. Ms. Swift is not to …
God and Mrs. Thatcher: The Battle for Britain’s Soul
‘Economics is the method; the object is to change the soul.” So said Margaret Thatcher. The Iron Lady always believed that democratic capitalism involved the transformation of values as much as it did the improvement of Britain’s ailing GDP. …
The Day Thatcher Proposed Banning Economists
Margaret Thatcher, R.I.P.
Here, in 1984, Prime Minister Thatcher meets with Minister of Administrative Affairs Jim Hacker and Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, and discusses her proposal to abolish economists.
(This was actually a sketch written by Mrs. Thatcher, …