Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Goodbye to the Iron Lady...

My readers will know that Margaret Thatcher has long been one of my heroes.  She's been out of the public eye, ill and suffering from dementia, for many years now.  Her death yesterday feels like just one last step in a long process, but still very sad.

If you don't know much about Mrs. Thatcher, I recommend Claire Berlinski's excellent book There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters

Here's a small collection of links to the varied thoughts of some political and economic observers upon her death:

Mark Steyn (an ex-Brit)
James Delingpole (a disgusted Brit)
Paul Johnson
Megan McArdle

My favorite two quotes from yesterday:

    With her passing, there are no more men in England.
        -- Sanford Begley

    The Brits haven't had a PM fit to carry her purse since.
        -- Tam

Goodbye, Mrs. Thatcher.  The world needed you, and needs you still...

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