Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher's Unintended Legacies

She wanted a conservative, middle-class England. She delivered anything but.

She wanted a return to a conservative, middle-class England. The country she created is anything but.

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Americans tend to have three preoccupations about the recent past: the rights revolutions of the 1960s; Ronald Reagan, his conservative movement, and its legacy; and American-led globalization.1 Remarkably, to an American reader, Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st C

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In Defense of Polarizing Politicians

What Margaret Thatcher could teach Obama-era pundits

Barack Obama's critics—and many of his supporters—assume a leader who polarizes the population has failed. Margaret Thatcher's many eulogists do not share that view. 

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The Importance of Being Prickly

How Margaret Thatcher ruled

How Margaret Thatcher ruled.

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What a hit London play reveals about Margaret Thatcher.

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The Irony Lady

Margaret Thatcher's fluctuating foreign policy

Margaret Thatcher's foreign policy fluctated wildly.

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Annihilate!

Obama’s very secret plot to end the Republican Party

The GOP, which once delighted in mocking Democratic sissies, is spending the winter complaining that President Obama is being mean to Republicans.

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David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is in a bind. Not because recent opinion polls put his party a dozen points behind Labour and not even, really, because the British economy continues to splutter along in search of a long overdue recovery.

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The UK's accelerating drift from the EU.

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Liverpool FC today is too big and loaded with history to be comfortable with mediocrity. But its American owners aren't making things better.

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