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What the Iron Lady Forged
Los Angeles Times, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:FlyRight, 4/9/2013 7:46:33 AM

In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television and the fact that the telegenic Thatcher had a "certain imbecile charm." That was one of the nicer things said about an "imbecile" who earned a degree in chemistry from Oxford and passed the bar while studying law at home.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Quaestio, 4/9/2013 8:09:19 AM     (No. 9266504)

Did she and Reagan really win? Seems to me they might have put off an overt Soviet win but instead here we are with socialism firmly entrenched and about to openly take over. What was the point of Reagan´s terms now that we are about to have nationalized health care? The group that is dancing over her death now control elections in both countries.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stopevhillary, 4/9/2013 8:55:10 AM     (No. 9266556)

Because #1, we´ve let it all slip away. And yes, they really did win. And then those not fully committed to the same principles were allowed to take the helm.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/9/2013 9:13:55 AM     (No. 9266578)

Thatcher turned around the Sick Man of Europe - if only for a decade or so. Britain again seems more comfortable with gradual, steady decline.

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