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Thatcher and Reagan Legacies

This is a lengthy piece from the London Economist comparing the Thatcher and Reagan legacies and trying to answer why one didn’t last, and the other became "the citadel of modern conservatism." The piece is far from perfect, but it asks the right questions. It looks good for us, but the Brits are going to continue to suffer.

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I think the "Economist" has it upside down. The problem for the British Tories is that the Left have taken over their causes. A British Labour party leader recently said: "We are all Thatcherites now". Can you imagine Ted Kennedy saying "We are all Reaganites now"?
Mrs Thatcher changed the whole agenda in Britain -- more than Reagan did in the USA.

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