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Margaret Thatcher 19262013
National Review ^ | April 09, 2013 | Conrad Black

Posted on 04/09/2013 9:29:07 PM PDT by Steelfish

APRIL 9, 2013 Margaret Thatcher 1926–2013 We shall not see her like again. By Conrad Black

The news of the death of Margaret Thatcher is not, at her age and in the condition that she has been in for some years, a great surprise or entirely sad. But in contemplation of the great career she had and the immense service she rendered the United Kingdom and the Western world, it is overwhelmingly sad.

In general, Britain’s greatest prime ministers have served successfully in wars with other Great Powers: William Pitt the Elder (in the Seven Years’ War), William Pitt the Younger (in the Napoleonic Wars), Palmerston (in the Crimean War), David Lloyd George (in the Great War), and Winston Churchill (in World War II). Robert Walpole, Robert Peel, John Russell, Benjamin Disraeli, William Ewart Gladstone, and the Marquess of Salisbury are also generally reckoned to be great prime ministers, either as stylish survivors like Walpole and Salisbury or as great reformers, and especially if their accomplishments were leavened with a tremendous wit, parliamentary legend, and literary cachet, as Disraeli’s and Churchill’s were.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: thatcher; thatcherobit

1 posted on 04/09/2013 9:29:07 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

RIP Iron Lady. You did good. Free people everywhere will miss you.


2 posted on 04/09/2013 9:31:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Such a real lady and an outstanding leader. RIP.


3 posted on 04/09/2013 9:39:59 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: Steelfish; BillyBoy; UKConservative

She’s a better Prime Minister dead than Cameron is alive.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 12:53:04 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Steelfish

Thanks for posting this. One of the best obituaries written on the Great Lady. Sure miss Conrad Black at the Daily Telegraph.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 1:16:16 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Steelfish

Damn right we’ll never see her kind again.. or Reagan’s. sad to see the last of that great era of freedom die away.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 2:24:31 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Steelfish

Steady on. Freedom is always present. Liberty is always present. Choose your tools accordingly, and with great use. You rest well Lady Thatcher. Thank You.


7 posted on 04/10/2013 2:35:59 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Steelfish

She was born in 1925.


8 posted on 04/10/2013 8:52:06 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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