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  • Commentary posted April 16, 2013 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Margaret Thatcher's Lesson: To Triumph, Do Your Homework

    Margaret Thatcher, Britain's greatest prime minister since Winston Churchill, will be laid to rest Wednesday. In life, Thatcher never rested. American politicians, who have fallen into a bad habit of legislating for the camera, need to learn her habit of sweating the details instead. Thatcher believed that, in the end, you could only succeed by preparing and thinking. As…

  • Commentary on April 9, 2013 Thatcher Put 'Great' in Great Britain

    When Margaret Thatcher came to power the United Kingdom was in the last chance saloon. Labor markets were highly unionized; the commanding heights of the economy were dominated by loss-making behemoths; marginal tax rates were eye-wateringly high; and the rich, famous and talented were fleeing overseas. Either the U.K. fixed it then or headed ever deeper into economic and…

  • Commentary posted April 9, 2013 by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. The Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

    With the passing of Margaret Thatcher, we’ve lost not only one of conservatism’s heroes. We’ve lost one of the greatest figures of modern times, a woman who battled incredible odds to become prime minister, and then turned her country around after decades of decline. I had the honor of working for Lady Thatcher in her private office from 2000 to 2002. Like anyone who has…

  • Commentary posted April 9, 2013 by Luke Coffey Thatcher's Legacy Will Outlive Us All

    Margaret Thatcher’s career made one thing clear: she loved America and what it stands for. Her commitment to the principles embraced by the founding fathers made her a transformative prime minister for Britain and an inspirational leader for freedom-loving peoples throughout the world. Before Thatcher came to power in 1979, Britain was widely dismissed as the “sick man…

  • Commentary posted April 8, 2013 by Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. The Iron Lady's Legacy

    In a very real way, the 20th century is now over. The passing of Lady Margaret Thatcher brings the curtain down on an amazing era. In his book “The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister,” journalist John O’Sullivan told the story of how Lady Thatcher teamed up with then-President Reagan and Pope John Paul II to confront the Soviet empire when it was at its peak and…

  • Commentary posted April 8, 2013 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. A Leader with Conviction

    Margaret Thatcher was not a woman who liked to look back. She never enjoyed watching her appearances on television, and when her office praised her after a victory, she replied by asking what they were going to do next. Only a leader with that kind of commitment could have rescued Britain from the slump in which it was mired in the 1970s. The quality of national…

  • Play Movie The Life and Legacy of Margaret Thatcher: Nile Gardiner on 'Cavuto' Video Recorded on April 8, 2013 The Life and Legacy of Margaret Thatcher: Nile Gardiner on 'Cavuto'

    Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom Nile Gardiner discusses Lady Thatcher's life and legacy on Fox Business' 'Cavuto'.…

  • WebMemo posted December 10, 2002 by Andrew Olivastro The West Must Prevail

    (Watch Video) Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher urged the West to fight the "twin-headed monster" of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, Monday night at a gathering of The Heritage Foundation's President's Club. Lady Thatcher received Heritage's Clare Boothe Luce Award in honor of her pursuit of political freedom and for…

  • Lecture posted December 9, 2002 by Lady Margaret Thatcher Heritage Event: The West Must Prevail

    Introduction By Vice President Richard Cheney VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: Thank you for that very warm welcome, and thank you to the Heritage Foundation for inviting me to this very special meeting of the President's Club this evening. I want to congratulate Heritage for the terrific work that you do to help build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity,…

  • WebMemo posted December 9, 2002 by Vice President Dick Cheney Remarks by the Vice President Presenting Lady Margaret Thatcher with the Clare Boothe Luce Award

    I want to thank you, Ed. And thank you for that very warm welcome, and thank the Heritage Foundation for inviting to this very special meeting of the President's Club this evening. I want to congratulate Heritage for the terrific work that you do to help build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish. As a longtime participant…

  • Lecture posted September 23, 1991 by The Right Honerable Margaret Unfinished Business, New Challenges

    (Archived document, may contain errors) The Clare Boothe Luce Lecture Unfinished Business, New Challenges By the Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher OM, FRS, MP Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, it's always a pleasure to be in the United States, and it is an additional pleasure to be here tonight to attend the presentation of the C lare Boothe Luce award…

  • Lecture posted March 1, 1991 by The Right Honourable Margaret Freedom and the Future

    (Archived document, may contain errors) ]Freedom and the ]Future By the Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher OM, FRS, MP Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, It's a very great pleasure to be he re today, to be invited to address this distinguished audience, and in particular to be the guest of the five prominent conservative organisations which, though…

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