Margaret Thatcher: High Principle Joined to Power Politics
Last week, politicians and journalists from around the world crammed into the Guildhall, London, for a one-day conference on former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The conference sought to assess current national-security concerns through the lens of the Iron Lady’…
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, …
Remembering the Falklands War
Thirty-five years ago, a cluster of islands off the coast of Argentina became the focus of a crisis that defined the political leadership of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. For ten weeks, from April 2 to June 14, 1982, Great Britain fought the …
Thatcher’s Advisers Argue over Her Likely Position on Brexit
In the last few days there has been a vigorous skirmish on the margins of the Brexit debate over the question “What would Maggie do?”
“Say yes, yes, yes to Europe,” hazarded Charles Powell, now Lord Powell of Bayswater (or …
Margaret Thatcher and Feminism
To elaborate a bit on what I’ve been saying on Twitter . . .
In Margaret Thatcher, we see a woman who achieved something that no British woman had done before or since, and that no woman in the United States has …