Did Margaret Thatcher change the world for the better?

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Submitted by administrator on Thu, 2013-04-11 12:03
83% (19 votes)
Yes, but socialism won in the end.
17% (4 votes)
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No, but she might inspire the next generation.
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Total votes: 23

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography

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Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography

Excerpts are read this week on radio 4.

"In 1997, Margaret Thatcher invited Charles Moore to write her biography. This is the first volume of his portrait of the former prime minster. The reader is Nicholas Farrell.

In 1997 Margaret Thatcher invited Charles Moore to write her biography on the understanding that it would not be published until after her death. This is the first volume of his meticulously researched portrait of the former Prime Minster. The reader is Nicholas Farrell."

Sean Gabb

Shane Pleasance's picture

Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance dissects the Thatcher Legacy on the day after her death...

"Much will be said over the next few weeks about the “achievements” of Margaret Thatcher. These will probably divide between Daily Mailish eulogies and Guardianesque whines. My own view is that she was a bad thing for England."

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Good for Britain!

Marcus's picture

Despite the Guardian's misleading headline, it is clear that a majority of the public (50% to 34%) think Thatcher was good for the country. If she was still PM she would still be winning elections today regardless of her detractors.

Opinion on Margaret Thatcher remains divided after her death, poll finds

American Senator...

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...makes Thatcher plea on budget.

Influencer of the World

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Yes! So did Ronald Reagan, Michael Gorbachev, and Deng Xiaoping. They were neoliberal revolutionaries. Political leaders are both products of the culture and society, and drivers of those two. Despite what Ayn Rand said about it being too soon to create an Objectivist political party, gov't is both derivative of philosophy and a major impactor of it.

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