Prof. Lee Edwards discusses Margaret Thatcher's legacy on National Review Online

April 8, 2013  |  ARTICLES

The following is an excerpt from a posting by Prof. Lee Edwards on National Review Online.

She was called the Iron Lady - by the Soviets first and then by her British opponents - because her belief in freedom and her opposition to tyranny were cast in iron. We must not forget that in the winter of 1978 Britain was widely known as the "sick man of Europe" and the British government had become so dysfunctional that dead bodies went unburied and uncollected trash piled up in the streets.

Some said that Great Britain would never recover, but in the spring of 1979 the Labour government was ousted and Conservative Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first woman prime minister.

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