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Remembering Margaret Thatcher


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Margaret Thatcher Foundation/Wikimedia Commons

Leaders from around the globe are paying tribute to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died of a stroke this week at age 87. Britain's "Iron Lady" was the country's first female prime minister and one of the 20th Century's most important political figures. But the conservative Thatcher also had many critics, who say her policies hurt workers and the country's economy. We'll discuss Thatcher's life and legacy, including her relationship with the U.S. and President Ronald Reagan.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Laura Flanders, contributing writer for The Nation
  • Richard Aldous, Eugene Meyer Professor of British History and Literature at Bard College, and author of "Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship"
  • Richard V. Allen, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, former chief foreign policy coordinator for the Nixon administration, and chief foreign policy adviser and national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan

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