The Legacy of the Iron Lady

RIP Margaret Thatcher [3:04]


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4 responses to “The Legacy of the Iron Lady

  1. The good news is that we know that Conservative (Classical Liberal) policies, properly applied, lead to substantial growth. We can turn this country around, just like Thatcher and Reagan did 30+ years ago. We just need an electorate that is informed enough to know that the policies of Thatcher and Reagan can bring true recovery, and vote for conservatives in force in 2014. It’s a tremendous stretch, but if we can reach 2/3 majorities in both Houses (and not all of that 2/3 has to be Republicans if we can get some red-state Democrats to vote with Republicans), then we can override any Obama veto, and control which judicial nominees get confirmed by the Senate. If the Conservative wave is big enough in 2014, we can move a conservative agenda forward starting in 2015, and not have to wait for 2017.

    Call me a dreamer, but I choose to believe. I have to.

    We can have a recovery that restores the Employment-population ratio back to the average that we enjoyed for 144 continuous months (12 continuous years) during the Republican majority of Jan 1995 – Dec 2006. If we do that, literally 12 Million more people will be employed.


  2. How Thatcher changed this Soviet man’s heart and mind
    By Oleg Atbashian

    It wasn’t just Margaret Thatcher’s steadfast economic and foreign policies that helped to defeat the Evil Empire and to bring down the Iron Curtain. She also changed hearts and minds — and this author, who grew up on the other side of the Iron Curtain, has a personal story to tell.

    As many Soviet kids did in the 1970s and 1980s, I occasionally tuned my shortwave radio to Voice of America or the BBC Russian Service, hoping to hear their alternative take on world events and, if I was lucky, get the latest rock-music updates. One of the functions of the Iron Curtain was to keep us, the “builders of communism,” blissfully unaware of the outside world. All our news had to be processed by the state-run media filter and approved by the formidable censorship apparatus…